- Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh. They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Peter comforts the suffering Christians in Asia Minor with the statement that the end, the completion or consummation, of all things, everything, is near. Then you will be strong. 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. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: 1 PETER 4:7-11 7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Bkmrk. 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. 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. 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. Introduction. Think about it in the same way that Christ did. 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. 1 Peter 4. 13 But rejoice(V) inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ,(W) so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 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. (Q) If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides,(R) so that in all things God may be praised(S) through Jesus Christ. But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. All rights reserved worldwide. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past(D) doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 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. (X) 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ,(Y) you are blessed,(Z) for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. The end of all things is near. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. KJV "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." 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. (F) 5 But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. The End is Near – 1 Peter 4:7. 3 For you have spent enough time in the past 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. 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. “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”, Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible. 1 Peter 4:7 Context. And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”. 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. Living for God. 1 Peter 4 A Living Stone and a Holy People 2 j So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Scripture quoted by permission. 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. Verse 1. 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. 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. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 1 Peter 4. 1 Peter 4 New International Version << 1 Peter 3 | 1 Peter 4 | 1 Peter 5 >> Good Stewards of God's Grace. I am sure, as Peter started to write his epistle, his thoughts must have raced back to that day when he denied His Lord three times. 1 Peter 4:17(NASB) Verse Thoughts. 19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will(AE) should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. 4 Therefore, since Christ has [] suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because the one who has [] suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human lusts, but for the will of God. 1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh. of 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). Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. 1 Peter 4, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind: The commitment God calls us to have is nothing greater than the commitment Jesus had in enduring suffering for our salvation. God may use suffering in this life to refine our faith, but the end of all things is near. 1 Peter 4 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Keep Fervent in Your Love. Around the world believers are facing persecution for their faith. 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. New International Version (NIV). So, you should prepare yourselves to have trouble and pain too. 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. Indeed, Ezekiel 9:6 describes such a judgement spreading out from there. 11 If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. He died to destroy sin; and though he cheerfully submitted to the worst sufferings, yet he never gave way to the least sin. Our text this morning is 1st Peter chapter 4, verse 7. We will be glad when Christ’s glory is ultimately revealed, and we are currently blessed because God’s Spirit is with us. https://www.ligonier.org/learn/scripture/1-peter_4/?type=devotional Jesus had died for him and taken the punishment that he rightfully deserved.. and yet Peter was not rejected or replaced. Scriptures: 1 Peter 4:7. Serving God in Everything (1 Peter 4:1-11) by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson Audio. 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 … 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 First Peter 4:1-2 “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of … If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. NIV, Storyline Bible, Comfort Print: Each Story Plays a Part. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 4. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. 1 Christ had trouble and pain while he lived in his body. 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. (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. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-general-epistles/first-peter (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 1 Peter 4:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Amen.(T). 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 … 1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Some Specific Titles God Gives to Us (1 Peter 2:4– 12) Peter used six titles that reflect God’s affirming evaluation of us: we are living stones in a spiritual house, priests in the same temple, a chosen race, a holy nation, a people for Insights on 1 Peter: Hope Again: When Life Hurts and Dreams Fade (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? 8 Above all, love each other deeply,(K) because love covers over a multitude of sins. 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. 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. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:12-19. 3 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. (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. This 23 part expository study of 1 Peter was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship in 1992. 16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 1 Peter 4:1-19—Read the Bible online or download free. 2. (Excepting audio for Lessons 6, 7, and 8.) To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. 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. Introduction. 1 Peter 4:12–19 reminds Christians not to be surprised even by fiery suffering, but instead to see sharing in Christ’s afflictions as something worth rejoicing in. 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. NIV®. 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. (AC) 18 And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a](AD). But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 7 The end of all things is near. 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. Proud member (L) 9 Offer hospitality(M) to one another without grumbling. Peter using his spiritual gifts. 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. (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. (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. Amen. Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson. All rights reserved. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Now in chapter 4, Peter writes that we should take Jesus’ attitude toward suffering and expect it in this life, avoiding mind-numbing sin while loving each other earnestly. NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print. 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? To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. All rights reserved worldwide. (E) 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 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