Peter advised the Christians living among non-Christians to abstain from fleshy lust since it battles against the soul.
He told them to engage in honest conversation among the Gentiles so that even if they speak against them, their good works would force the Gentiles to glorify God.
Peter told them to subject themselves to every human institution whether it is the Emperor himself or the Governors that have been sent to reward those who do good and punish those who do wrong. According to Peter, if they do this, they will put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
He advised them to live as free men but should not use their freedom as a pretext to engage in evil. They should live as servants of God. They should honour all men, love the brotherhood, fear God and honour the emperor.
Peter explained that they would receive no glory if they are punished for doing the wrong thing, but if they are punished for doing the right thing and they endure, it is acceptable before God.
Peter concluded that Christ himself suffered the same fate. According to Peter, Jesus was reviled but he did not reply. Therefore, people must copy Christ’s example.
(i) Teaming up with non-Christians to develop the community.
(ii) Contributing to the meeting the needs of non-Christians.
(iii) Take part in social activities with non-Christians.
After the ten plagues, Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave Egypt for the wilderness to worship their God. Later, when Pharaoh realized that the Israelites had left for good, he regretted for allowing them to go. The Israelites were guarded by the Lord by a pillar of cloud during the day and pillar of fire by night. Pharaoh quickly organized his soldiers and chariots to chase the Israelites with the hope of bringing them back. They caught up with them at Pihahiroth where they had encamped in front of the sea. When the Egyptians drew nearer, the Israelites became afraid and panicked, displaying lack of faith in God and Moses. They cried to the Lord and began to accuse Moses for bringing them into the wilderness to die. They said that they should have been left in Egypt to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness Moses told them not to entertain any fear but to stand firm for the Lord would fight for them Moses again said that in no time they would not see the Egyptians again. Moses then cried to God and he was told by God to stretch his rod over the sea. After that a great wind came and drove back the waters The Israelites passed through on dry land/ground The Egyptians gave them a hot chase, but the wheels of their chariots could not move Moses immediately stretched his rod over the sea and the waters returned leading to the drowning of the Egyptians. The people then came to believe in Yahweh and in Moses His servant.
(i)Need to have faith in God.
(ii)God is always ready to protect his people in time of crisis/ provide a Way of escape for his people.
(iii)God will never allow our enemies to overcome us.