1 Peter 2:11
My beloved ones, I beg you—strangers and resident aliens as you are—to hold back from the fleshly desires that wage war against your true lives.
See fleshly desires for what they really are—war wagers.
1 Peter 2:16
Live as free people (though don’t use your freedom as a veil to hide evil!), but as slaves to God.
Being a slave to God is the ultimate freedom.
For God “demands” so little, when you think about it.
And what God desires is very, very good…for you…for the world.