practice, habit, lifestyle, daily living. Their duty is to their new Father.— ’ gives the result of . Ringwood Central, Vic. Purchase at Amazon.com . He did not stand on the bank and say “you’re drowning. Close. bioo. He did this only once. epiloipos. When a verse is so twisted and so distorted to serve evil ends, then you know that not just horrible hermeneutics but diabolical deception is at work. Sin, 1 Peter 4:1, shows itself in the desires [lusts], and suffering in the flesh reminds the man that the rest of his time in the flesh is at length about to have an end.— ἀνθρώπων, of men) those of yourselves and others.— ἐπιθυμίαις, lusts or desires) of various kinds: but the will of God is perfect. The rule is that whatever gift, ordinary or extraordinary, whatever power, ability, or capacity of doing good is given to us, we should minister, or do service, with the same one to another, accounting ourselves not masters, but only stewards of the manifold grace, or the various gifts, of God. Jesus then gave Peter the name of Cephas – John 1:40-42. to the end, no longer according to men’s lasts but according to God’s will, to live the remaining time in the flesh. Clarke's 1-peter 4:8 Bible Commentary Have fervent charity - Αγαπην εκτενη· Intense love; for love shall cover a multitude of sins. Read 1 Peter through in one sitting. 1 Peter 4:18, ESV: "And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”" 1 Peter 4:18, KJV: "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" But so often this is replaced by eisegesis (reading into a text your own preferred version of events). Even Cornelius, a good moral person, found himself in sin and lost (Acts 11:13-14). Such behaviour actually extinguishes sin and its effects within the community by not retaliating in kind, thereby realising in the context of community the claim of 4:1 that Christians must be through with sin. . Purchase at Koorong.com, Purchase from Bill Muehlenberg . Sin must always be taken with the utmost seriousness, and we dare not seek to justify sin or try to rationalise away sin. The ‘lusts of men’ and the ‘will of God’ are contrasted as two opposite services to which one’s life may be dedicated (as in 1 Peter 2:24. This includes living for self, avoiding pain at all costs, placing momentary physical, emotional or mental comfort as a higher priority than serving God. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. ‘live’-i.e. 1 Peter 4:8 October 6, 2016. 1 Peter 2:4-8 New International Version (NIV) The Living Stone and a Chosen People 4 As you come to him, the living Stone —rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house [ a ] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Peter is concerned with behaviours that could destroy the Christian community; such behaviours must be extinguished if the church is to survive. In the United States, the American Dream is often proclaimed as if it were gospel: anyone who works hard and makes good choices can be happy and successful. Breaking from the bondage of sin means so identifying with the will of God, that God’s desire comes your desire. 4:8,9, and 10). Many thanks for helping to make this ministry possible and helping it to continue. My flesh wanted to let others know how this person hurt me and what they did, but the Spirit that dwells within me said, “Do not tell anyone what they did. rest of his = remaining, Greek. One is always living for something or someone. If you are looking for a soapbox to promote your own views, create your own website or blog site. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:9. Being in the physical body isn’t a handicap in resisting temptation or living for God. We do not live on explanations; we live on promises." 1 Peter 4:8(NASB) Verse Thoughts The warm gentleness and tender-hearted forgiveness in Paul's chapter on love, in 1 Corinthians 13, identifies LOVE as the foundational fruit of the Spirit, from which all other gifts and graces grow. ‘Rather, such times grant to us opportunity for spiritual growth and development. 1-11), is about living for God, not just as an individual believer, but as a body of believers. This will not always be possible, and ‘open rebuke is better than secret love’ as Prov. Bengel notices the contrast between the ‘lusts’ which are various, and the ‘will of God’ which is one. ‘no longer for the lusts of men’-Which presents no middle ground between ‘lusts’ and the ‘will of God’. But a Christian? Their standard is to be God’s will. A loving disposition leads us to pass by the faults of others, to forgive offenses against ourselves, and to excuse and lessen, as far as is consistent with truth, the transgressions of men. CultureWatch is a faith ministry and I get no salary. To illustrate’ The ‘right’ to choose to be ‘offended’ seems to mean that one’s choice becomes sacrosanct; the right’ to refuse medical treatment is expanded to a ‘right’ to be killed. "Flesh" refers to one"s mortal lifetime on earth, not to carnal living (cf. From now on. If you love your brother, you will want them to be more and more like Christ, and less and less bound by sin. I Peter 4:7-8 “The end of all things is near. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Compare App-124. which must be achieved by, and is therefore also the object of, the required ornament. We are either living a sinful lifestyle or we are living for God (Romans 6:13-16; Matthew 6:24). We ought further to notice the contrast between God’s will and the covetings or lusts of men We hence understand how great is our depravity, and how we ought to strive to become obedient to God. Our body isn’t our worst enemy, rather sin is something that starts in our thoughts (Mark 7:20-23). 1 Peter 4:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:18, NIV: "And, 'If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?'" ‘This gal’ confuses ‘love’ & sexual activity; which seems related to the fact that every principle is expanded to the limit of its logic. Love is our priority: it is “above all things” or, more literally, “before all things” ( pro pantōn) (1 Pet. Too much stake to go back to our old sinful ways. Had to reread a lot of this, maybe I`m tired or maybe thick, but I get it, in fact I got it before, but thanks for using your articulation to clarify. 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. Comments which are simply attacks on myself, or are done in bad taste, or use rude language, or are possibly defamatory will not be posted. Moreover, Peter defines here what is the rule of right living, even when man depends on the will of God. Happy writing! Love shall cover multitudes of sins—from. The latter, too, is never applied to any order of life lower than the intelligent life of man. It offers reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition. This is why 4:8 calls not merely for love but for an earnest love that persistently continues to cover, to suppress, the potential for the destruction of the community. “Love covers over a multitude of sins.” Yes she actually used this passage in this ludicrous and unbiblical fashion. Love covers a multitude of sins through tears and repentance. Plus it is believed that the sin of Noah’s son, Ham, whose own son was Canaan was the sodomizing of his father whilst he slept. We may still have to bear oppression and abuse short term but God has promised we will receive double for what we have suffered plus everlasting joy. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. We do not live on explanations; we live on promises.". 2. ‘There is nothing wrong with sleeping around, after all, love covers all sins!’. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. These are an objective standard of life to which they are not to conform. Compare Paul’s contrast between the ‘works of the flesh’ which are discordant and make life itself a discord, and the ‘fruit’ of the Spirit which is a unity, and makes life a unity (Galatians 5:19; Galatians 5:22). Start Here! This mandated an ongoing love for other believers, which is a theme 1 Peter has introduced before (cf. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! As I have mentioned before, the goal of all believers in studying Scripture is to engage in exegesis (seeking to determine what the author meant by a text). Only here. Scot McKnight puts it this way: “We have all probably heard this statement bandied about to justify many kinds of behaviours, but what does this saying mean for Peter? [Note: Wiersbe, 2:420. The Canaanites were renowned for their homosexual practices. It hence follows, that nothing is right and well ordered in man’s life as soon as he wanders from this rule. And this overlooking or covering over is not about winking at sin and pretending it does not matter, but seeking to be a peacemaker. To the lusts of men; controlled by sinful inclinations. 6 For in Scripture it says: Learn, [1.] It will discuss critically and soberly where our culture is heading. 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:6). The community that loves one another is able to forgive one another more rapidly when minor issues arise.”. If you have overcome fear of persecution and death, weaker temptations will be no problem to you!”. Loving our brother means being willing to overlook or ignore a whole range of things that might otherwise bother us, offend us, or weary us. You must not allow either your human nature or fear of persecution to turn you back to the old ways! To the improvement of talents, v. We live in an age where we see evidence of cultural decline, the erosion of values, the decline of civility, the denial of truth and the elevation of unreason. But even if this happens, we should be glad. Points to Note: 1. . 1 Peter 4:8-9. [3] Peter continually presents Jesus as an example for the Christians in Asia Minor to follow. Purchase at Amazon.comPurchase at Koorong.com, Purchase from Bill Muehlenberg Above all things — See that you remember the distinguishing badge of your religion and have, maintain, fervent charity, love, among yourselves — One toward another: for love shall cover a multitude of sins — It will cause us to excuse them in others, and will entitle us, through divine mercy to the expectation of forgiveness for our own numberless failings. And thus he includes here the two things in which renovation consists, the destruction of the flesh and the vivification of the spirit. Comments should be brief (preferably under 100 words), polite, constructive and informed. Deception ran real deep in that poor gal, and we need to keep her in prayer. It is not enough to make a break in one's life of sin, but he should practice sin no longer. XHTML: You can use these tags:
. Keep a notebook handy to jot down questions, ideas and applications. The verse may be attached to the immediately preceding clause, in which case it must be translated, as in the A. V. and the margin of the R. V., ‘that he should no longer live the rest of his time,’ etc. Greek. Therefore BE alert and OF sober mind SO that you may pray. you may no longer live to men’s lusts, but to God’s will.”. Name: W J and A A Muehlenberg. “Your baptism was a promise (1 Peter 3:21)to God! Few scientists sum contrary to their individual favourite theory. Analogous phrases occur in Acts 15:1, ‘circumcised after the manner of Moses,’ and Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:25, ‘Walk in the Spirit,’ ‘live in (i.e according to) the Spirit.’ This also makes it probable that the ‘lusts of men’ here are not the lusts of human nature in the readers themselves (or in the man described as suffering), but the lusts indulged by the heathen around the readers. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… Peter has spoken of living ‘unto righteousness’); or as two opposite patterns or standards to which one’s life may be conformed. Which means that God’s will must be clear and understandable. "the flesh" is not used here or anywhere else in1Peter (it is used seven times; all but one of them are in 1 Peter 3:18 to 1 Peter 4:6) in the Pauline sense of the sinful nature in human beings (as, e.g, in Romans 7-8), but in the normal Jewish sense of human existence as weak, fallen, and therefore subject to pain and death." How the covering of righteousness works is as outlined by precisely and beautifully by Isaiah in chapter 61. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, That he no longer should live - in the flesh -, не по человеческим похотям. ‘the rest of the time in the flesh’-Thus the statement, ‘suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin’, does not refer to when a Christian dies. And as always, context is king. 4. Jesus came to save the lost. When Jesus first refused the request of the Canaanite woman to heal her daughter, he referred to the Canaanits as “dogs”. Keep on drowning.” No, He overlooked our shouts of abuse and jumped in the river to save us. Happy reading! This is God’s plan and one which will not be thwarted by man’s thinking and the ways of the world which attempt to use all methods possible to promote immorality, deceit and rebellion against God. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1 Peter 4:2. It is for the purpose of living a life governed not by human feelings but by God’s will.’ (Grudem p. 167) Carefully note that suffering, persecution, trials etc…are not excuses for falling into sin. 11 Peter 2 also speaks of dogs returning to their vomit. Cults do it all the time, but those claiming to be biblical Christians should never be guilty of such perversions of God’s word. This understanding that love covers sins by not responding in kind to behaviour that destroys community is consistent with the exhortation of 1 Pet. How to Be More Hospitable 1 Peter 4:9. —Making, not the base desires of ungodly men their law, but. Christ having died to flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought that (or because) he that died hath ceased to sins .— παθόντος σαρκί Peter goes back to the starting point of 1 Peter 3:18 in order to emphasise the import of the first step taken by Christ and … Notify me of follow-up comments by email. And the speedy approach of death and judgment concerns all, to which these words naturally lead our minds. Not as Alford, 'Arm yourselves ... with a view no longer to live the rest of your time. ', (2) That he no longer.—The Greek admits at least equally of the translation, That ye no longer, Thus, this second verse will attach itself, not to the clause “that he that hath suffered,” but to the clause “arm yourselves.” And unless this be understood, we become involved in the difficulty that whereas, up to this very point, St. Peter has been urging the future martyrs, by the example of Christ, to face the death of the body bravely, he would now be sliding confusedly into treating of the baptismal death to sin, and indeed actually saying that a martyr’s death was a step to leading the rest of the life on earth becomingly! Every stupid and unbiblical thing one could think of she tossed my way. Atheists are happy to abuse the Bible this way. Don’t … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Peter 4:12-19" 1 Peter 4:7-11 teaches the third way we are to live godly lives: Accomplish the Will of God like Christ, page 5 of 6 around the theme 1 Peter 4:1-11 Living … General Principles of Biblical Interpretation. He continued to love us as we dragged him under to be drowned Himself. Lusts of men—Making, not the base desires of ungodly men their law, but the will of God, and his will alone, for the rest of their earthly life. Don’t be surprised, he says, at the fiery trial that you are experiencing. But to use this text as a justification for what the Bible clearly condemns as sin is a terrible case of Scripture twisting. So we certainly cannot get a pro-fornication reading out of this verse! Compare App-170. , and his will alone, for the rest of their earthly life. In verse 3 he said this: “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.”. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:9. 2.That’ live—Rather, so as no more to live; this the end in arming. Yes this may include certain lesser sins, but we are to be forgiving where possible. Peter advised these Christians to love each other (1 Peter 4:8). BSB #: 733349 Nor is he saying that sin in the church should be ignored or denied (“covered up”). There is no neutral ground between ‘sin’ and ‘God’. Readers are welcome to post comments on the material posted here, but some simple rules apply: If you are happy to abide by these rules, then by all means, send in your comments. "As a result," Peter says, "he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God" (4:2). Study 1 Peter 4 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 11.(1.) I may reply to some of your comments but will not be able to respond to all. God is love. Breaking Down the Key Parts of 1 Peter 4:8 #1 “Above all,” Love is the greatest commandment. And love is the defining characteristic of the attitudes and actions of Christians and the Church, or at least it should be. But I mention it briefly here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2004/11/01/responding-to-the-theological-revisionists/. 1 Peter 4:8. емле, следуя святой воле Божией, а не нечестивым похотям плоти. But if we attach 1 Peter 4:2 to the clause “arm yourselves,” it runs, without any confusion, thus: “As Christ suffered to the flesh without shrinking, take for your protection and support the same thought which proved. That he ... 'That he (the believer, who has once for all obtained cessation from sin by suffering, in the person of Christ, namely, in virtue of his union with the crucified Christ) should no longer live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God,' 'Rest of his time in the flesh' (the Greek has 'in' here, not in 1 Peter 4:1 as to Christ) proves that the reference is not to Christ, but to the believer, whose remaining time in the flesh for glorifying God is short (1 Peter 4:3). 10:12: “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” It is also something James appealed to: “remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins” (James 5:20). The entire lengthy exchange we engaged in was a real shocker. Clearly, living in community with other believers for a sustained period of time – especially in a hostile society – gives plenty of opportunity for such “sins” to occur that hurt members of the community, sow seeds of bad feelings, and fuel ongoing cycles of evil, deceit, hypocrisies, jealousies, and backbiting. 2. And her immediate response? Faith and hope will not be necessary in our eternal glory in heaven, but love will remain forever because “God is love” (1 Jn 4:7). 1 Peter 4:8, NASB: "Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins." For we are commanded to live by it. It offers reflective and incisive commentary on a wide range of issues, helping to sort through the maze of competing opinions, worldviews, ideologies and value systems. 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