(Phil. 2:3-8) Jesus did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. Yet He made Himself of no reputation, took the form of a bondservant to serve and honor all. Christ in us means that what is true about Christ is true about us also, for “as He is, so are we in this world.”
Peter beheld Christ and walked with Him and was so influenced by His humility. Here’s what he learned and told the brethren: “Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God: that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men…Honor all people. Love the brethren. Fear God. Honor the king” (1 Pet. 2:13-17). Peter was saying this to a people under a wicked government.
Will we honor only those who treat us well? Or will we also honor those who reject us? By doing good, you’ll put to silence the ignorance of foolish men. This is a true saying, and it is built into our hearts. And what a humbling experience it is for both when it is put in action.