But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. (F) 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 1 Peter 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Keep Fervent in Your Love. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? Detail of Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), 'St Peter and St John Healing the Cripple' (1513), engraving, 118 x 74 mm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The end of all things is near. All rights reserved worldwide. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. St. Peter returns, after the digression of 1 Peter 3:19-22, to the great subject of Christ's example.The words "for us" are omitted in some ancient manuscripts; they express a great truth already dwelt upon in 1 Peter 2. and 3.Here the apostle is insisting upon the example of Christ, not on the atoning efficacy of his death. Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.a. (AA) 17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household;(AB) and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? Peter comforts the suffering Christians in Asia Minor with the statement that the end, the completion or consummation, of all things, everything, is near. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. (B) 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires,(C) but rather for the will of God. 1 Peter 4 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. Amen.(T). 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will … All rights reserved. If someone has trouble and pain in his body, he no longer wants to do wrong things. 1 Peter 4:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. The International Institute for Religious Freedom estimates that 8,500 believers continue to be martyred each year. (N) 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,(O) as faithful(P) stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (Read 1 Peter 4:1-6) The strongest and best arguments against sin, are taken from the sufferings of Christ. Salem Media Group. 1 Peter 4:12-19. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. He died to destroy sin; and though he cheerfully submitted to the worst sufferings, yet he never gave way to the least sin. 7 The end of all things is near. Many consider that when Peter said, "it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God", he was referring to God’s judgement falling on the physical House of God in Jerusalem, in AD 70. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Our text this morning is 1st Peter chapter 4, verse 7. of (1 Peter 4:9) One expression of Christian love, brotherly love, one specifically presented in this passage by the apostle Peter, is the practice of hospitality. NIV®. Serving God in Everything (1 Peter 4:1-11) by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson Audio. 1 Christ had trouble and pain while he lived in his body. Verses 7-11 brings to an end the second section of Peter’s letter that began at 1 Peter 2:11-12 with a call to abstain from fleshly desires. (Excepting audio for Lessons 6, 7, and 8.) Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit. 1 Peter 4:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 3 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 1 Peter 4:2 "That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to … Around the world believers are facing persecution for their faith. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. Indeed, Ezekiel 9:6 describes such a judgement spreading out from there. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. Introduction. https://www.ligonier.org/learn/scripture/1-peter_4/?type=devotional Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson. The End is Near – 1 Peter 4:7. 1 Peter 4:7 Context. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles/first-peter 1 Peter 4 New International Version << 1 Peter 3 | 1 Peter 4 | 1 Peter 5 >> Good Stewards of God's Grace. 1 Peter 4 King James Version (KJV) 4 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. (L) 9 Offer hospitality(M) to one another without grumbling. We should suffer patiently, after the example of Christ, 1 Peter 4:1.And no longer live according to our former custom, but disregard the scoffs of those who are incensed against us because we have forsaken their evil ways, who are shortly to give account to God for their conduct, 1 Peter 4:2-5.How the Gospel was preached to Jews and Gentiles, 1 Peter 4:6. 2 k Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual l milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation — 3 if indeed you have m tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 4:1–19 Living for God 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, w arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. Bkmrk. God may use suffering in this life to refine our faith, but the end of all things is near. This 23 part expository study of 1 Peter was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship in 1992. 1 Peter 4 is the fourth chapter of the First Epistle of Peter in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.The author identifies himself as "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ" and the epistle is traditionally attributed to Peter the Apostle, but there are charges that it is a work of Peter's followers in Rome between 70-100 CE. Introduction: A researcher writing for Christian History magazine estimated that 70 million Christians have been martyred for their faith. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Living for God. Introduction. (I) Therefore be alert and of sober mind(J) so that you may pray. Isaiah 40:7,8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass… Ezekiel 47:12 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. x 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, y but rather for the will of God. 2. 8 Above all, love each other deeply,(K) because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4. 1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. Then you will be strong. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. In order to give you the best understanding of this text possible, I want to read it to you form several different versions of scripture. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. (E) 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. Free E-mail Bible Study Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. Scripture quoted by permission. And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”. 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body,(A) arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. (G) 6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead,(H) so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. So, you should prepare yourselves to have trouble and pain too. Hospitality has the effect of building up Christian fellowship, combating the view that we are each independent and isolated individuals in our relationship with God (note 1 John 1:3). 1 Peter 4. 4 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 4. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. - Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 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