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Guidelines for Godliness - by Michael Phillips
1 Peter - Part 6
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1 Peter 2:11-12
Sep 21, 2014 am - No rules, just right. Have you heard this catchphrase? If you listen to the same radio station that I do, you've heard it many times; in fact, many times every day. It's the slogan for Outback Steakhouse. I'm not sure if the saying means, 'The restaurant follows no rules but always gets it right', or if it's appealing to people who 'Want it right, but don't care about the rules', but in either event, the words are nonsense. Whether you're grilling a steak, baking a potato, or mixing a margarita, 'getting it right' requires 'following the rules'. Suppose you go to Outback tomorrow night and order a New York steak cooked medium rare. The cook, wanting to live up to the company's slogan believes 'there are no rules for getting it right' and leaves the steak in the skillet for two hours. Whatever it's going to be after two hours, one thing is sure: it won't be 'medium rare'! (or even 'steak'!) 'Getting it right' requires 'obeying the rules'. If this is true for grilling a steak, it goes double for living the Christian life! We are Christ-centered people, and not law-centered, but one part of living a Christ-centered life is obeying Him to the best of our ability. It was Jesus Himself ... More >>>

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