In our teaching text this week, Peter concludes that submission applies to every believer and sets out how we, as we choose to fall under authority, can honor Christ the Lord as holy. He writes, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind” (I Peter 3:8).
Through our faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit equips each of us to live out these callings, and as we study more from I Peter 3 and Psalm 34 this week, we pray,
“Lord, You have promised eyes to see the righteous and ears to hear their cries for help. I seek You, Lord. Grant that I may display to others…
a unity of mind that allows me to live in harmony with others,
a sympathy that goes beyond words to a deeply felt compassion for what others are going through,
a brotherly love that is loyal, affectionate, and giving,
a tender heart that genuinely feels the gut-wrenching reality of another’s suffering,
a humble mind that compares oneself only to the Lord and places complete dependency upon Him,
and words of blessing that always speak well of others.
In the powerful name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
— Jaime Sherman