Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. – 1 Peter 3:10 (1 Peter 3:10-12)
If ya love life. . . if ya would love ter see good days. . . then keep yer tongue from spouting evil words. Keep yer lips from spouting lies and half-truths.
Turn from evil. Turn ter good.
Seek peace, pursue it like a precious prize ya mean ter have.
Tha eyes of Skipper be on tha righteous.
Tha ears of Skipper be listening intently ter tha prayers of tha righteous.
Tha face of tha Son be against them who commit evil.
Seek only and always ter please Skipper. Our worth ter Skip in public be a reflection of how we carry our self in private. Do right in private and ya ‘ill do right in public. Both be a glorious thing ter Skipper.
Live in harmony. Be sympathetic ter others. Love as brothers and sisters. Show compassion ter all. Be humble in all things at all times.
Do not repay evil with evil. Do not repay insult with insult. Do repay evil with blessings. Do repay insults with blessings.
If you do this you may inherit a blessing from Skipper. Ne’er ferget: Skipper blessed us while we be his enemies, dead in our sins, and committing evil acts.
At least once a week ask Skipper ter deal with ya and yer sins as severely as necessary and with as much mercy as possible.
Make it yer task ter present yourself ter Skipper as a mate who doth not need ter be ashamed of any vile acts. Make it yer task ter present yourself ter Skipper as a mate who correctly handles Skip’s words of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15). Of this ya kin be sure: if ya make it yer tasks ter carry on this way ya ‘ill live in harmony with all, be sympathetic ter all, love all, show compassion ter all, and be humble in all things at all times.
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives. – 1 Peter 3:1 (1 Peter 3:1-7)
Ladies, in tha same way tha Son committed no sin and no deceit be found in his mouth, submit ter yer husband. In tha same way tha Son suffered in all manner of ways and made no threats but rather entrusted his situation ter tha one who judges justly, so ya too suffer ter care and submit ter yer husband.
Now ya may ask “Why?” Ya may scream, “That be not fair!” Ya may want ter call Peter and Skipper “chauvinist, sexist, boars.” ‘
Fore ya do, think on this: doth yer husband reject tha word of Skipper? If so, it may be that ya be tha only example of Skipper’s character that rascal ever spies. By yer gentle, calm, and pure character he may be won over ter Skipper and his soul rescued from tha fiery flames of hell.
‘Ave yer youngins rejected tha word of Skipper? Might be when they see tha purity and patience of thar mum and how she reads Skipper’s words daily, prays fer them and thar pop, they might be won over ter Skipper’s ways.
Yer true beauty not be from outward adornments but by tha inner glory of a gentle spirit, a quiet and calming nature. Yer true beauty be from yer character and love, not tha outward looks that be subject ter tha corrosive curse of age. Tha indwelling Holy Spirit of tha Truth be yer true beauty.
If ya be thinking Peter and Skipper be asking ter much of ya, think on this: tha holy women of tha past put thar hope not in creams and beauty schemes but in Skipper. Ya be made in his image and he be more radiant and stunning than ya ‘ill ever be with fancy clothes and outward adornments.
Doth not give way ter fear. Doth not give in ter tha lies of folks who claim ya be weak if ya submit. Submitting ter Skipper be tha strongest and smartest thing any lass or feller kin ever do.
Submit ter Skipper.
Submit ter yer husband.
In doing so you be tha Son ter yer husband and youngins.
And that be a high calling and beautiful act that ‘ill never fade with age, of this ya kin be sure.
For the sake of the elect those [last days] days will be shortened. False messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.- Matthew 24:22, 24
“The elect. . . “ that be you. Not that ya ‘ave been elected but that ya ‘ave elected Skipper as yer captain.
A great many fellers trip up over what tha Son means when he says “tha elect” and have tha opinion Skipper be picking and choosing who be in his crew. But it not be Skipper’s character ter pick some and not others. Skipper wants all folks ter be rescued from thar sinful life and to come ter a knowledge of tha truth. (1 Timothy 2:4)
Aboard a pirate ship a crew ‘ill “elect” a captain. They ‘ill “choose” who ‘ill command tha ship. Tha crew places thar trust in that mate with tha confidence that he or she ‘ill keep him safe and bring ‘em safely ter port: hopefully what tha hold stuffed with prized cargo.
Same goes fer Skipper and those who be saved through his Son. Folks choose and Skip chooses. These be tha “elect” of Skipper.
Tha Greek word fer “elect” be “eklektos” “ἐκλεκτός, ή, όν”. When writing ter tha church in Ephesus tha Apostle Paul wrote that Skipper “chose us.” Tha Greek word fer “chose us” be “ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς” (Ephesians 1:4)
(We) elect: “ἐκλεκτός, ή, όν”
He chose: “ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς”
Near ’bout tha same phrase but not exactly.
Tha electing and choosing be like a couple falling in love. Who picks who first? Doth ya say in yer heart “she be tha one” before she says in her heart “he be tha one?” Are ya together when this revelation comes ter both of ya? Or doth it happen in secret, whilst ya two be off ter yer self alone? Ter be sure, sometimes a couple ‘ill know at first sight. Most times, though, thar be tha courting stage whar ya be getting ter know each other. Then in her heart she ‘ill elect ter be with him. He, in his heart, ‘ill choose her.
Be not getting in ter squabbles ‘bout who Skipper elects and chooses. Such talk be divisive and diverts folks from tha main point. In his heart Skipper ‘as already picked ya. He loves ya. Loves all folks. Only because he be Skipper and sees what lies over tha horizon, he already knows who ‘ill elect ter love him.
Now as ter tha warning from tha Son, his point be this: Even them who elect ter love Skipper ‘ill be tempted ter follow lying spirits and turn away from tha Truth. They ‘ill not betray tha love of Skipper, but tha deception in them days ‘ill be great.
Near ‘bout all relationships ‘ave such trials. Heads turn, eyes look, minds think on what could be . . . but while others run off ter serve tha devil and tha little gods he erects, tha elect ‘ill stick with Skipper.
If ya ‘ave fallen in love with Skipper and elected ter spend all eternity with him, then ya ‘ave no need ter worry. He ‘ill ne’er cast yer aside. All who be Skipper’s and in tha Son ‘ill never be lost, of this ya kin be sure. (John 6:39).
Husbands be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect – 1 Peter 3:7
Fellers be considerate of yer wife. Skipper should not ‘ave ter tell ya this, but I reckon it be an issue fer some ‘else Peter not be inclined ter bring it up.
Treat yer mate with tha same respect ya give ter Skipper. Maybe more respect on account of she ‘as ter put up with ya all tha live long day. Yer wife be an heir ter Skipper’s kingdom, same as ya. She also be yer life partner and gift from Skipper.
Tolerating a wrong attitude toward yer mate cause ya ter follow tha spirit of tha devil. Yer misses also be tha mum of yer youngins and they be watching how ya treat thar mother, yer may lay ter that. Fer thar sake and yers, doth not do nary a thing ter hinder yer prayers.
We must all appear ‘fore tha judgment seat of tha Son. If ya not be treating yer wife with respect, tenderness, grace, mercy, compassion, fergiveness and above all, love, it be a sign of disrespect ter her and Skip.
Of this ya kin be sure: ya doth not want tha Son ter be casting a disparaging look yer direction on account of how ya treated tha misses,