|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
In writing about submission, Peter has applied specific doctrines to each realm of submission. He applied the doctrines of holiness and obedience to the realm of government (cf. 1 Peter 2:13-17). Next, Peter applied the doctrines of salvation and obedience, to the realm of work (cf. 1 Peter 2:18-25). He then applied the doctrines of love and obedience, to the realm of family (cf. 1 Peter 3:1-6). As Peter now summarizes his exhortation on submission, he returns to the doctrine of love. Writing a final word on submission, to all believers, Peter concludes with a twofold admonishment — love one another (1 Peter 3:8) and love one’s enemies (1 Peter 3:9-12).