For the Lord’s sake submit yourselves to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority or to governors. – 1 Peter 2:13, 15 (1 Peter 2:13-21)
Fer Skipper’s sake and honor submit ter ever authority instituted by folks. It be Skip’s desire that by doing good ya ‘ill hush tha ignorant talk of foolish fellers. At all times, regardless of yer circumstances, show proper respect ter ever feller and lass.
It be a right noble thing if a feller bears up under tha pain of suffering fer doing good. Such endurance brings honor ter Skip. If ya suffer fer doing good, endure it without carping and grumbling. Do this and Skipper ‘ill make note of it, ya may lay ter that. Such perseverance be tha mark of hearty crew.
Ne’er ferget that fer our sake tha Son suffered a good deal more’n we ever will. By showing tha character of tha Son ter others while undergoing trials of all sorts we be proving true tha words of tha Son when he said, “My Father will give you an advocate to help you and be with you forever.” (John 14:16) Tha Apostle Paul boasted of tha same: “We are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you.” Romans 8:9
Buck up, mates. If ya ‘ave tha Holy Ghost of Truth in ya, then when ya go through affliction, persecution, tha lash, or simply ‘ave a tough go of things, know that if not be jest ya who be suffering, but tha Son suffering with ya at that very moment–and tha Son knows a thing or two ‘bout how ter sail through squalls and heavy seas that test our starch.