Having your conversationhonest among the Gentiles: that,
whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. conversation honestMatt 5:16
Submit yourselves to every ordinance
of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them
that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. servant1st Cor 7:22, Eph 6:6
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
Servants, be subject to your
masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.
For this is
thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. endureGen 39:20, Psa 105:18
glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: followMatt 11:29, Phil 2:5, 1st John 2:6