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June 23 — Honor All Men (1 Peter 2:17)             1 Peter 2:17: “Honor all men; be loving the brotherhood, be fearing God, be honoring the king.”             Verse 17: “Honor all men; be loving the brotherhood, be fearing God, be honoring the king.” Gaebelein in commenting on this verse says: “Here there is what we might call a four-point summary of Christian du...

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June 22 — The Will of God (1 Peter 2:15-16)             1 Peter 2:15: “For so is the will of God, that by doing good you might put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.”             1 Peter 2:16: “As free and not as those who are using their freedom as a covering for evil but as bondslaves of God.”             Verse 15: “For so is the will of God, th...

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June 21 — Be Submissive (1 Peter 2:13-14)             1 Peter 2:13: “Be subject to every human institution for the Lord’s sake, whether to a king as one who is supreme,”             1 Peter 2:14: “Or to governors as those sent by Him to punish those who are doing evil and to give praise to those who are doing good.”             Verse 13: “Be subje...

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June 20 — Beautiful Life (1 Peter 2:12)             1 Peter 2:12: “Having your manner of life among the Gentiles beautiful in its goodness, in order that in case they are speaking against you as those who are doing evil, as a result of your good deeds, which they are watching, they may glorify God on the day of visitation.”             Verse 12: “Having your manner of...

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June 19 — The Desires of the Flesh (1 Peter 2:11)             1 Peter 2:11: “Beloved, I am begging you as aliens and exiles to keep away from the desires of the flesh, which are waging war against your soul.”             Verse 11: “Beloved, I am begging you as aliens and exiles to keep away from the desires of the flesh, which are waging war against your soul.” Pete...

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June 18 — God’s Own Possession (1 Peter 2:9-10)             1 Peter 2:9: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people that have become [God’s own] possession, in order that you might proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”             1 Peter 2:10: “Who at one time were not a people, but ...

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June 17 — A Head Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:7-8)             1 Peter 2:7: “To you therefore who are believing is the preciousness, but to those who are unbelievers. ‘The stone which the builders rejected, this [stone] became a head cornerstone.’”             1 Peter 2:8: “And, ‘a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock which arouses opposition;’ for they a...

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June 16 — A Precious Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6)             1 Peter 2:6: “Because of this it is contained in Scripture: ‘Behold I am laying in Zion a stone, one chosen out, a precious cornerstone, and the one who is believing on Him shall by no means be disappointed.’”             Verse 6: “Because of this it is contained in Scripture: ‘Behold I am laying in Zion...

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June 15 — Living Stones (1 Peter 2:4-5)             1 Peter 2:4: “Toward whom we are drawing near a living stone, having been, it is true, rejected by men, but with God, elect, precious,”             1 Peter 2:5: “And you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house into a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesu...

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June 14 — Longing for Milk (1 Peter 2:1-3)             1 Peter 2:1: “Wherefore, having put away all malice and all deceit and pretenses and envies and all slanderings,”             1 Peter 2:2: “Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, in order that by it you may grow up in salvation,”             1 Peter 2:3: “For you tasted that the Lord ...

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