This is a powerful passage and a timely instruction for believers. In the midst of governmental oppression from Rome, Peter asks the believers to honor the king, and his delegated authorities. While we enjoy freedom in the US in this current season, but a quick survey of social media will reveal that many have forgotten the instruction to honor those in authority.
The second topic that this passage brings up household slaves. Here we’ll discuss how the Bible deals with the slavery in general, and we’ll explain this passage still applies to us today as we deal with injustice– and Jesus’ model of how to deal with it.