1 Peter 2:11-12
Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
To win the battle for holiness, the Christians are told to abstain from fleshly lusts and, rather, glorify God by their good works. What they are will contradict the false accusations spoken against them by their enemies. [The Bible Panorama.]
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