14: A Life of Submission (1Pet 2:11-3:12)
Peter has been
urging the believers to conduct themselves in holiness, fear of God, and love.
Now he addresses specific groups of believers regarding their specific social roles.
In each situation, he shows us how we should glorify and honor God by living
blamelessly among our fellow human beings.
conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as
evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the
day of visitation” (2:12).
1. In each of the
paragraphs of this passage, Peter gives the purpose or goal of submission.
Identify and record them.
Compare “fleshly lusts” and
“soul.” Why are they incompatible?
Why should sojourners and
pilgrims choose the soul over the flesh?
What form of persecution does
Peter speak of here?
Who will glorify God in the day
What is the day of visitation?
In what sense is our submission
to every ordinance of man “for the Lord’s sake”?
According to 15, what is God’s
will for Christians?
What is the “ignorance of
How can we be free but also be bondservants of God? Isn’t there a contradiction?
According to Peter, what kind
of endurance is commendable?
What must we maintain in our
hearts when we suffer?
Have you had an unreasonable
employer or manager? What can you learn from the exhortation here?
What is the purpose of our
calling, according to 21?
What example has Christ set for
us? What lessons can we learn from Him?
What purpose did Christ’s
Why is Christ
called the Shepherd and Overseer of our souls?
How can wives win over their
According to Peter, what is
true beauty for women?
Why do you think these
characteristics are beautiful? What positive influence can such beauty bring to
Which do you pay more attention
to or spend more time on? Outward adornment? Inward beauty?
Contrast the fear in verses 2
Explain what it means for the
husband to dwell with his wife with understanding.
How should the husband act
towards his wife, knowing that she is the weaker vessel and coheir of the grace
What is the main point of this
How does this paragraph sum up
the entire passage?
What is the ultimate motivation
for love and submission?