(taken from 1 Peter chapter 2) ( by Judy Whittaker)
God is worthy of our praise because He has made us, calling us out of darkness into His marvelous light. Therefore, we are required to obey Him by submitting to the laws of the land, honoring all men, including those in authority, and loving one another. Even slaves should be subject to their master, no matter how they are treated, to exemplify what Christ did for us on the cross. He (Jesus) who had no sin, took our sins upon himself and died on the cross in our place. He was beaten and nailed to a tree so that we could be forgiven of our sins and live eternally with God in heaven. We owe Him our life!
We were like stray sheep but if we trust in Jesus He will be our Shepherd who leads us in the way that we should go.