Character Traits of a Believer
1 Peter 3:8
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2014, Max D. Hutto,
“To sum up, let all be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit.” 1 Peter 3:8 NASB
Peter summarizes this section on submission by describing some of the character traits of believers. First, they are to be harmonious, meaning like-minded. This unity does not create identical “cookie cutter” people, but instead it involves having a similar purpose of sharing and living the gospel. Second, they are to be sympathetic, deeply caring for those who are suffering. Third, believers are to be brotherly, showing love for other believers as a dear friend and brother. Fourth, they are to be kindhearted, tender and compassionate toward others. Fifth, believers are to be humble in spirit, not demanding attention or fame.
Lord Jesus, I desire my life to exemplify these virtues of the faith. Help me to live in a way that others see Your grace and love in my life.
May 30, 2014
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