17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
1 Peter 2:17
Each of these points could easily be a mini-sermon. The bottom line for all of these is the phrase: fear God.
If you apply that to respecting others, loving the family, and honoring those in authority, it certainly makes it easier to all of those.
Let’s face it, even the best people can be a royal pain to us. Knowing, though, that you fear God and bringing those people before the throne minimizes stress. It’s when we take matters into our own hands and leave God out of the equation that we run into trouble.
Today is merely a reminder to fear God in all we do.