Living Good Lives

By Mr Chen on 1 Peter 3:8-14

Life is good

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil 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 their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” (‭1 Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭8-14‬ NIV)

A. Formula to good life
1. Right Attitude
2. Right Response
3. Right Standard
4. Right Incentive

B. 5 Aspects of attitude
1. Harmonious
2. Sympathetic
3. Brotherly love
4. Kind hearted
5. Humble minded (most essential)

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. (‭Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭3-4‬ NIV)

C. How to bless others
1. Unconditional love
2. Pray for salvation
3. Thankful for them
4. Speaking well
5. Seek & desire their well-being
6. Forgive them