I am reading 1 Peter today, a powerful book!
One of my immediate thoughts: I SHOULD BE A STRANGER :
To God’s elect, strangers in the world,(v1)
Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.(v17)
I can relate to being a stranger. Being a South African in the States helps with identifying with the label. I remember my first chat with the guys in our small group about basketball, baseball and football. It was totally …… strange. In South Africa we play rugby, cricket and soccer – by the way this last weekend i had the opportunity to preach at our church and I told the 5000 people there that RUGBY IS THE GAME FOR REAL MEN.
My friends in the small group spewed out terms never heard before, for me. I am wondering today in what ways am I a stranger in the world? Please share your thoughts.