Finding Favor with God
Respect everyone and show special love for God's people. Honor God and respect the Emperor.
The Example of Christ's Suffering
Servants, you must obey your masters and always show respect to them. Do this, not only to those who are kind and thoughtful, but also to those who are cruel. God will bless you, even if others treat you unfairly for being loyal to him. You don't gain anything by being punished for some wrong you have done. But God will bless you, if you have to suffer for doing something good.
1 Peter 2:17-20 CEV