You’re chosen aliens, part of a real but unseen kingdom. Don’t conform to this world, but live holy lives within it, loving one another. The world will persecute you, and falsely accuse you, but confound them by continuing to bless them. Your gentleness and respect will win some over. Keep the perspective of the coming judgement and your future glory, keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus, who won us our salvation and is our example in everything.
Graham introduces the 1 Peter series and explains that as we are aliens in a foreign culture we must be authentic and encourage (give courage) and confound those around us by continuing to bless them.