THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A truck driver backed his dump truck too far over the grade.
The weight of the load lifted the front of the truck several feet off the ground.
His helper asked, "Now what do we do?"
The driver jumped from his seat and grabbed some things from his tool box. Then he said, "Well, now's a perfect time to give it a grease job while we're waiting for the wrecker to pull us free."
1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Four short commands.
Honour all men.
NONE are to be despised or looked down upon.
All are to be given respect because they are created by our Lord.
Every human life should have some dignity to which we can show honor, and from which we can learn. Honor them by sharing Christ with them.
Love the brotherhood.
There's that word again - LOVE. We are to treat our fellow Christians as Christ would treat them, for "God is love."
His love is a commitment of caring and not only a feeling of emotion.
In genuine sincerity accept, commune with, and care for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
The Greek word here is phobe'o, meaning to have such great fright it is reflected in awesome reverence.
And I believe Peter was referring to that latter part -- showing great reverence for God.
It should be coordinated into every part of our life that we express our reverence for Christ our Creator, Savior and Judge.
Honour the king.
Christ has set us free from the domination of Satan and sin.
However, we are left on earth for the time being; and we are still subject to our masters.
When we are young, we are subject to our parents and school teachers.
When we are older, we are subject to our bosses and to governmental leaders.
These commands are part of what we should be doing as Christians since we have been sprinkled by the blood of Jesus, and until we are pulled by Him to eternal freedom.