For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.
1 Peter 2:16 NLT
You are free. That is the "thing." Your freedom comes with a contract.
You are free.
Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.
1 Peter 2:17 NLT
Love this family that consists of believers.
But also keep the faith (defined so far) in God.
For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right. It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you.
1 Peter 2:13-15 NLT
Un-BlahhG author, Caroline Cardwell spends her days caring for children as a therapist and engagement specialist at a local school, chasing four children at home and growing her home based health business. Did we mention that she and her husband, JD Cardwell, also began a church with ah-mazing leaders and a tribe they adore.