1 Peter 3:10-11
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:…
1. We must do all good that we can, and our places require, having respect unto all God's commandments (Psalm 119:6; Luke 1:6; 2 Kings 23:25).
2. We must do good at all times. Aguish fits of goodness, as before the Communion, or in afflictions, etc., God cares not for; He will have us to be ever doing some good.
3. We must do good in all places; not in the church only, but everywhere.
4. So in all companies we must do good, or take good; if we cannot do what we would, we must do What we can; it is some good to keep away evil.
5. We must do good to all persons, all duties towards God — publicly, privately, on His Sabbaths, on other days; so towards our families, neighbours, friends, superiors, inferiors, equals. We must do good as occasion offers itself, yea, towards our enemies,
6. We must do good in our general calling as Christians, by a holy conversation agreeable to our profession, and by our counsels, exhortations, admonitions, reproofs, prayers. We must do good also in our particular callings, as magistrates, ministers, husbands, wives, parents, masters, etc.
7. We must do good also, though it be hard and difficult so to do. If one way will not serve the turn, whereby to bring to pass our religious purposes, we must set upon another, as Luke 5:18.
8. We must do good, though we have no thanks for our labour, yea, though we have ill-will and hard measure.
9. We must do good also, though we have few encouragements and small company (Joshua 24:15).
10. We must do good while we may, while life and means last, yea and constantly.
11. We must also do the same in a particular faith, and in uprightness of heart, declaring the same by the reformation of our lives; and this must be in obedience to God, aiming at His glory, and not seeking ourselves, either in our profit, pleasure, or credit, etc., all which must be done willingly.
Parallel VersesKJV: For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: