Today’s Passages (all 1 link):  1 Peter  3; Isaiah  57; Psalms  113

I guess we will approach this from the back door.  In Isaiah 57 we are very eloquently, but simply told that, verse 21  “There is no peace, says Elohim, for the wicked.”   Verse 1 and 2, When the righteous perish, and devout men are taken away, that is die, they enter into Peace, they rest in their beds.

Psalms 113:We are to praise Jehovah, for He “raises the poor out of their poverty, He makes them to sit with Princes. “ “ From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of Jehovah is to be praised.”  He who is enthroned  on high, who humbles Himself to behold things on earth, raise the poor, lifts the needy, and makes the barren fertile.

1 Peter 3: Godly living.  1 Peter 2. 23  sets the opening for the controversial, “ You Wives,” passage.  Verse 23 “ He committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth, and while being reviled He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.”
Now 1 Peter 3. 1 “ In the same way, you wives…”  and verse 7  “You husbands in the same way, …”  We all are to be honored as joint heirs to the grace of life.  Grace is the defining word here, undeserved, unmerited, unearned, gifted, handed to, any concept that can describe that we did nothing to gain such favor is a part of this word Grace.  The hymn “At Calvary”  verse 3 says “Oh the love that drew salvations plan, Oh the Grace that brought it down to man, Oh the mighty gulf that God did span, At Calvary.” Do you see we as believers are completely dependent on the completed work of the Messiah, we have no ability to earn favor, for He did it all and we now have an example to follow, so submission is for all of us as followers of Jesus Christ.  God rewards the faithful, and obedient.

My friend Manny Salazar, a devout believer, says constantly throughout the day,   “Blessings my friend, blessings, all blessings from Jesus, all blessings from God, blessings.”

Karl