“What Manner of Persons Should We Be?”

Richard Thetford

In 1 Peter 3:14 it says: "But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;". We need to be a child of God with a faith like that of Abel, ready and willing to suffer any kind of persecution for the sake of Jesus. Jesus gave His all for us - we should be willing to give our ALL for Him!

We Should Be....

Here are several scriptures that we can look up and be familiar with that will show us what manner of persons we should be. From God's word we can see that we should be attentive (Heb 2:1), obedient (Matt 23:23), one who imitates Christ (2 Thes 3:7), holy (2 Pet 3:11), pleasing to God (1 Thes 4:1), helpful (Acts 20:35), godly (2 Pet 3:11), prayerful (Luk 18:1), peaceable (2 Pet 3:14), humble (John 13:14), blameless (2 Pet 3:14), loving (1 John 3:16), and faithful (Matt 25:14-27) to name just a few.

Why Should We Be This Way?

We should strive to be this manner of person because we know that "all things will be dissolved" someday (2 Pet 3:11). Christ is going to come again (2 Pet 3:12), and we want to gain a home in heaven with Him (2 Pet 3:13). May we all strive to live a good Christian life here on earth so we can live with our Father forever (Rev 2:10; 2 Pet 3:8-9).