Peter continues with another specific example of how followers of Jesus are to live from our new identity as elect exiles, a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people for God’s own position. Our job description is to proclaim His excellencies, as He has brought us from darkness and into His marvelous light. The first example (last week) was how a Christian responds to government. Now it gets down to more personal and day to day relationships as he addresses servants in households, who would have had a wide variety of jobs but would have been under the authority of a master who may treat them unjustly. This gets really practical for us as well, thinking about our jobs, our bosses, and the other people in authority over us, and how we are to respond to them.