1 peter 4:8 studylight

So LACTANTIUS [Of the Manner in Which the Persecutors Died, 2]. 28 It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. In some passages he shows familiarity with the Epistle of James, the apostle of special weight with the Jewish legalizing party, whose inspiration he thus confirms (compare 1 Peter 1:6 1 Peter 1:7 1 Peter 1:24 spelcom.net/bible?passage=James+1:21">Jas 1:21; 1 Peter 4:8 James 4:6 Testament quotations are the common ground of both. Thus he, the apostle of the circumcision, sought to unite in one Christ Jew and Gentile, promoting thereby the same work and doctrine as Paul the apostle of the uncircumcision. But He did emphasize the importance of watchfulness and alertness, a consistent readiness for the kingdom. This sets aside the tradition that Paul and Peter suffered martyrdom together at Rome. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. No longer is Peter hung up with dates and timing and signs. STYLE.--Fervor and practical truth, rather than logical reasoning, are the characteristics, of this Epistle, as they were of its energetic, warm-hearted writer. 47 Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions” (Matthew 24:43-47, emphasis mine). But afterwards, we infer from 1 Peter 1:1 Spirit did impart the Gospel to that country, possibly by Peter's ministry, In government, these several churches, it appears from this Epistle ( 1 Peter 5:1 1 Peter 5:2 when Paul addressed the Ephesian "elders" at Miletus ( Acts 20:17 Acts 20:28 "feed") in very similar language; elders or presbyter-bishops ruled, while the apostles exercised the general superintendence. But not all our moments were utter bliss, for us or for them. INTRODUCTION. In these words found in Luke’s Gospel, the believer’s prayer is for strength to escape all of the evils abounding in the last days and to be able to stand before the Son of Man as having been found faithful in the trials and tribulations he has endured. 35 “Be dressed in readiness, and [keep] your lamps alight. They spent the summer in our home with many good times shared together, and the memories we have of this family are warm ones. Peter then would naturally write to confirm the doctrines of grace and tacitly show there was no difference between his teaching and Paul's. A wonderful change was wrought in him by his restoration after his fall, through the grace of his risen Lord. On this he returned and joyfully went to martyrdom. It also deals with a sober state of mind capable of perceiving and reasoning accurately and in accordance with reality. (1) The “multitude of sins” which are “covered” are the sins of the saints. 2 And He answered and said to them, “Do you not see all these things? 39 And be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. Peter sums up all prophecy with these few words: The end of all things is at hand (1 Peter 4:7a). In such times of danger, love will wane and people will forsake the self-sacrifice of love for the sake of self-preservation. Some may have more than one gift, but each believer has at least one gift.143. A sense of the nearness of the end is not natural nor is it based primarily on what we see. CLEMENT OF ALEXANDRIA says that she suffered martyrdom, her husband encouraging her to be faithful unto death, "Remember, dear, our Lord." of . Sound judgment is the opposite of insanity. I took a seminary student along with me, and because we were both wearing suits, the family greeted us eagerly. Unbelievers are sinners, whose sins have set them on the road that leads to eternal torment. The evils which existed among themselves, and which are therefore reproved, were ambition and lucre-seeking on the part of the presbyters ( 1 Peter 5:2 1 Peter 5:3 members in general, and a want of sympathy and generosity towards one another. Jesus refused to focus on the date His kingdom would be established and was unwilling to reveal the specific events immediately preceding the inauguration of His kingdom. While the kingdom of God may yet be distant in the time of its establishment, it is very near in terms of the gospel we preach. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, [as it were,] with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person (Colossians 4:2-6). When Jesus came to the earth the first time, He was identified more in terms that describe His second coming than those which depict the first (see Matthew 2:1-6; Luke 1:30-33, 46-55, 67-79). Peter can instruct us to persevere in love “above all” because love is the foundational motive which underlies all our attitudes and actions as Christians (see also 1 Corinthians 13). Individual saints, as well as the church as a whole, are called to holiness (1 Peter 1:14-16; 2:5, 9). Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. 137 This, of course, is looking at salvation solely from a human standpoint. Find a Bible. Men’s eternal destiny hangs in the balance, so to speak.137 And so it was that Joshua could say. That is a word with a kind of divine background. As I understand the Bible’s teaching on the last times, two major dangers exist for the Christian. Peter also recognizes that prophetic revelation is difficult to understand and easy to distort (2 Peter 3:14-18). In 1 Corinthians, Paul strategically places an entire chapter on love between chapters 12 and 14 which deal with the exercise of spiritual gifts. 4:4-7), The Glory of Suffering--Studies in 1 Peter. Perseverance in our love for fellow believers should be a matter of the highest priority for us. EUSEBIUS [Chronicles, Anno 3], also asserts his episcopate at Antioch; his assertion that Peter founded that Church contradicts Acts 11:19-22 His journey to Rome to oppose Simon Magus arose from JUSTIN'S story of the statue found at Rome (really the statue of the Sabine god, Semo Sanctus, or Hercules, mistaken as if Simon Magus were worshipped by that name, "Simoni Deo Sancto"; found in the Tiber in 1574, or on an island in the Tiber in 1662), combined with the account in Acts 8:9-24 impossible, as it would make Peter, at the interview with Paul at Antioch, to have been then for some years bishop of Rome! Ancyra was subsequently its ecclesiastical metropolis. Saints are those whose sins are forgiven but whose sins are not yet eradicated (see Romans 7). And may He give each of us a commitment to conduct our lives accordingly. In the Old Testament, the prophets spoke of future events pertaining to the first and second coming of our Lord as though they were one event. 2 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. Each and every generation lives on the edge of eternity, for their eternal fate is sealed in life and commences at the point of death. 15 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, And His ears are [open] to their cry. We should realize that the only barrier to hospitality for us today is selfishness. He is well called "the mouth of the apostles." We have heard Bible teachers speak of these events, separated by at least 2,000 years, as mountain peaks which the prophets saw in close proximity. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. There is a world of difference between serving our brothers and sisters by giving in the strength God supplies and the kind of giving we see when a panhandler receives a dollar on a city sidewalk. The Bible should not be on a bar stool. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; 33 but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, 34 and [his interests] are divided. When Paul speaks of his impending death, he speaks of eternal bliss accompanying it: 6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6). It is possible that the rendering of the NASB “at hand” is misleading, suggesting that the end has arrived rather than emphasizing its nearness. (3) Spiritual gifts are “gracious” in nature. Men of Cappadocia, as well as of "Pontus" and "Asia," were among the hearers of Peter's effective sermon on the Pentecost whereon the Spirit decended on the Church; these probably brought home to their native land the first tidings of the Gospel. When Paul at an earlier period "assayed to go into Bithynia" ( Acts 16:7 suffered him not. 12 There is [only] one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor? 45 Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? We may divide the Epistle into: (I) The inscription ( 1 Peter 1:1 1 Peter 1:2 believers as born again of God. He had not only experienced the hospitality of others toward him, he had undoubtedly shown hospitality toward others. . Instead, Peter deals with the ordinary, every day hindrances to hospitality which blesses others. 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:15-18). 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with [an attitude of] thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; 4 in order that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. ed], 1976. It is serving fellow-believers so they are edified and built up in their faith. The husband opened the door just far enough to tell us his wife was “not up to a visit” at the time. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1-8). This is where grumbling comes in. Paul uses the term “sober” in the context of living on the edge of eternity, as does Peter: 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. (1) Spiritual gifts are divinely endowed abilities which empower saints to perform spiritual ministry. While it is Paul who speaks more often and more fully of the spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16), in these two verses Peter also provides very important knowledge about spiritual gifts. Jesus’ message was that of John the Baptist: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” In chapters 1 and 2 of Hebrews, the Lord Jesus is identified as God’s final Word, His last revelation to mankind (see 1:1-2; 2:1-4). 13 Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober [in spirit,] fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13). HIS OBJECT seems to be, by the prospect of their heavenly portion and by Christ's example, to afford consolation to the persecuted, and prepare them for a greater approaching ordeal, and to exhort all, husbands, wives, servants, presbyters, and people, to a due discharge of relative duties, so as to give no handle to the enemy to reproach Christianity, but rather to win them to it, and so to establish them in "the true grace of God wherein they stand" ( 1 Peter 5:12 ALFORD rightly argues that "exhorting and testifying" there, refer to Peter's exhortations throughout the Epistle grounded on testimony which he bears to the Gospel truth, already well known to his readers by the teaching of Paul in those churches. Rather it is based on what God has said in His Word. 8 But since we are of [the] day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. 1 Now as to the times and the epochs, brethren, you have no need of anything to be written to you. Holiness requires that we stand apart from sin and pursue righteousness. 136 The Bible does speak of judgment which comes on unbelievers in time as well as in eternity. There will be social and political upheaval and natural disasters. The heathen used it for the oracles which come to them from their gods; the Christians used it for the words of scripture and the words of Christ. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; 5 for you are all sons of light and sons of day. Proud member Chastened fervor, deep humility, and ardent love appear, just as we should expect from one who had been so graciously restored after his grievous fall. 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