1 Peter 3:8-13
Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tender-hearted and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For,“Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good;
he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” Who can harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
I love this scripture. Peter was taking the teachings of Jesus and applying the heart of David through the Psalm to reemphasize the unity, contrite heart and contemplation we need to dwell on in order to live a life on Christ. In an age of reactionary media, this can be more trying than ever, but through His peace given to us through our actions, it’s encouraging to strive for these life choices.