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In trials, Live as Witnesses!

1 Peter 2:11-3:7 NIV. My friend once came across a tasty sauce and decided that that was his new secret ingredient. He added it to everything, to bread, to rice, name it, and it eventually became annoying. I guess if you found something that brought out the taste of your food, you'd use it recklessly too. In the passage, Peter shows us something that brings out a taste—something that impacts lives in trials. What impacts lives in trials? Verse 12 says, "Live such good that though they accuse you, they will see your good deeds and glorify God". The passage shows that our trials are opportunities to live as witnesses pointing people to God. Live as a witness by submission—which means to yield, be considerate or endure: Submission to Christ (2:11-12). Those awaiting God's visitation are to submit to Christ (12c). This means abstaining from sin (11-12) and letting