It was commonly used for protective clothing; it was used for a pair of sleeves drawn over the sleeves of a robe and tied behind the neck. The phrase the mighty hand of God is common in the Old Testament; and it is most often used in connection with the deliverance which God wrought for his people when he brought them out of Egypt. C. Bigg, St. Peter and St. Jude (ICC G) There is something doubly precious about a faith which has come victoriously through pain and sorrow and disappointment. λ.] The devil is like any bully and retreats when he is bravely resisted in the strength of Jesus Christ. The elders were woven into the very structure of Judaism, both in its civil and its religious affairs. Upon which we are being built 2. It is the word used in Acts 1:26 which tells how the disciples cast lots to see who should inherit the office of Judas the traitor. 2. Be sober; be watchful. It was Paul's custom to ordain elders in every community to which he preached and in every church which he founded. 1 Peter 5:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 5:10, NIV: "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." He clinches his argument with a quotation from the Old Testament: "Toward the scorners God is scornful, but to the humble he shows favour" (Proverbs 3:34). The Author. 1 Peter 5:7, ESV: "casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." But, on the other hand, there is a way of accepting office and of rendering service as if it was a grim and unpleasant duty. 1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, Not on your life! He does not separate himself from them but comes to share the Christian problems and the Christian experience with them. E: English Text Those Addressed. Among these Jettas, I was more than delighted to find a blue one. Version. 1 Peter 5:6. He was born in Bethsaida and lived in Even if we are not wringing our hands in worry, we all have things in our lives that we are concerned about. Silvanus is the full form of the name Silas and he is almost certainly to be identified with the Silvanus of Paul's letters and the Silas of Acts. NIV: New International Version . This page is no longer updated as of March, 2019. You have probably heard someone say, “that guy doesn’t have a care in the world.” But is that true? The Greek is themelioun (Greek #2311), which means to lay the foundations. As God would have you to do is in Greek kata (Greek #2596) theon (Greek #2316), and that could well mean quite simply like God. Horrell, David G., Bradley Arnold, and Travis B. Williams. [Psa 1:1 KJV] Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the [Mat 1:1 KJV] The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David [Luk 2:1 KJV] And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a dec [Jhn 1:1 KJV] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, an 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. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. He was with Paul in Philippi, where he was arrested and imprisoned with him (Acts 16:19; Acts 16:25; Acts 16:29). It means to supply that which is missing, to mend that which is broken. 1. Every one of the words which Peter uses … Just as Israel is allotted to God, an elder's duties in the congregation are allotted to him. With the Jews it was the custom for a disciple to kiss his Rabbi on the cheek and to lay his hands upon his shoulder. In the vision of the Revelation in the heavenly places there are twenty-four elders around the throne. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.”’ ‘For’-This is a quotation from Isaiah 40:6-8. It presents us with certain questions difficult of solution. (ii) From where was this letter written? Probably about 64-68 A. D. Certainly not after 70 A. D., as he For a living hope and an abiding inheritance, 3-5. John Piper Jan 31, 2017 942 Shares Article. 2013. One of the most tragic figures in the Bible is the rich young ruler of Matthew 19, who turned aside due to his great attachment to his possessions. Even though the Bible is God’s writing, which comes from God’s own heart, it was written by an ordinary man who He chose. C. E. B. Cranfield, 1 and 2 Peter and Jude (Tch; E) (c) Through suffering God will strengthen a man. (iv) There is the law of Christian resistance. Every one of the words which Peter uses has behind it a vivid picture. That is to say, Israel is the people specially assigned to God by his own choice. Date. Shakespeare spoke about proud man, dressed in a little brief authority, playing such fantastic tricks before high heaven as would make the angels weep. The Christian is the man who trusts but at the same time puts all his effort and all his vigilance into the business of living for Christ. Now Silvanus was not only a man of weight in the Church; he was also a Roman citizen (Acts 16:37) and he would be much better educated than Peter was. Jews, but from pagans, 4:3-4. 1 Peter Sarah was a holy woman, because she trusted God. "Peace to all of you that are in Christ," says Peter; and so he leaves his people to the peace of God which is greater than all the troubles and distresses the world can bring. What Peter wrote in verses 1-4 is not new. "Necessity," said Paul, "is laid upon me; Woe to me, if I do not preach the gospel" (1 Corinthians 9:16). We find them taking a leading part in the Council of Jerusalem at which it was decided to fling open the doors of the Church to the Gentiles. (6) The work of the It is to the elders that Peter specially writes and he, who was the chief of the apostles, does not hesitate to call himself a fellow-elder. Nov 4, 2015. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, James 4:10. 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, Read verse in Holman Christian Standard Bible 1. After all the varied experiences of life, Joseph could say to the brothers who had once sought to eliminate him: "As for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good" (Genesis 50:20). Stand fast in it. One of the difficulties of First Peter is the excellence of the Greek. The trial came to an end and Jesus was taken away; and there comes what may well be the most tragic sentence in the New Testament: "And the Lord turned and looked at Peter...and Peter went out and wept bitterly" (Luke 22:61-62). 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you”. Without blemish points to Jesus, the perfect sacrifice (1 Peter 1:19). devil, and especially to bear with patience the trials to which they were subjected, in common with their Christian brethren elsewhere, 1 Peter 5:8-11. There is a sense in which it is by compulsion that a man accepts office and enters upon Christian service. Jesus said to his ambitious disciples, "You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. Peter does not say that a man should be conceitedly or irresponsibly eager for office; but that every Christian should be anxious to render such service as he can, although fully aware how unworthy he is to render it. Version. From this passage list what is said of spiritual She had a voice of exceptional purity and clarity and range, and an almost perfect technique. As Paul had it, we can be certain that he who gave us his only Son will with him give us all things (Romans 8:32). We are told that in China, when a missionary wished to send a message to his people, he often wrote it in the best Chinese he could achieve, and then gave it to a Christian Chinese to correct and put into proper form; or, he might even just tell the Christian Chinese what he wished to say, leaving him to put it into literary form for his approval. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. Rather than give a wedding present, he will go away from home when a wedding is in the offing. also an elder--To put one's self on a level with those whom we exhort, gives weight to one's exhortations (compare 2Jo 1, 2).Peter, in true humility for the Gospel's sake, does not put forward his apostleship here, wherein he presided over the elders. According to Papias, Mark's gospel is nothing other than the preaching material of Peter. Suffering had done something for her that an easy way could never have done. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} (a) Through suffering God will restore a man. But in one thing he is different; he has memories of Jesus and these memories colour this whole passage. Along with Judas Barsabas, Silvanus was sent to Antioch with the epoch-making decision of the Council of Jerusalem that the doors of the Church were to be opened to the Gentiles; and in the account of that mission Silvanus and Judas are called leading men among the brethren (Acts 15:22; Acts 15:27). Verse 5 (not included in this reading) says: “You younger ones, be subject to the elder. And after you have experienced suffering for a little while, the God of every grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish. Having given instruction to the older believers Peter turns his attention to advising to the younger generation, when he instructs them to be subject to those that are older in the faith, and to clothe yourselves with humility toward one another. and after the ascension performed many miracles. Luke 14:11. The kiss was the greeting of welcome and respect, and we can see how much Jesus valued it, for he was grieved when it was not given to him (Luke 7:45). He says that, after the Christian has gone through suffering, God will restore, establish, strengthen and settle him. The Christian never resents the experiences of life and never rebels against them, because he knows that the mighty hand of God is on the tiller of his life and that he has a destiny for him. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. (i) It begins by meaning a dice or a lot. Jesus had likened himself to the shepherd who sought at the peril of his life for the sheep which was lost (Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7). The Wiles Of The Devil Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jul 31, 2020 based on 1 rating | 1,589 views. That is the supreme ideal of service in the Christian Church. He was content to take the second place and to serve almost in the background so long as God's work was done. Peace be to you all that are in Christ. Meanness--as it might be translated--is the desire for base gain. (b) There was the Babylon in the east to which the Jews had been taken in captivity. 1 Peter 5:6-7 King James Version (KJV). They had certain faults and wrong But the promise of 1 Peter 5:7 must not be taken like this. His career should be He was impetuous, brave and energetic, Theophrastus, the great Greek delineator of character, has a character sketch of this aischrokerdeia. One of the lovely things about this passage is Peter's attitude throughout it. From that time forward Silvanus was for long Paul's right-hand man. So suffering, if accepted in humility and trust and love, can repair the weaknesses of a man's character and add the greatness which so far is not there. F. W. Beare, The First Epistle of Peter (G) Devotional: 1 Peter 5.6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Peter returns to the thought that the denial of self must be the mark of the Christian. The kiss was preceded by the prayer "for the gift of peace and of unfeigned love, undefiled by hypocrisy or deceit," and it was the sign that "our souls are mingled together, and have banished all remembrance of wrongs" (Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures 25.5.3). These allotments were distributed by the civic authorities to the citizens; and very often the distribution was made by drawing lots for the various pieces of land available for distribution. THE LAWS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (1) (1 Peter 5:6-11). In Deuteronomy 9:29 we read that Israel is the heritage (kleros, Greek #2819) of God. 1 Peter 5:1-14—Read the Bible online or download free. Verse 1. Note that the word “casting” is a participle making it dependent upon the previous statement in verse six. When we have to meet sorrow and suffering we are driven down to the very bedrock of faith. It is in time of trial that we discover the great truths on which real life is founded. hope 1:3-7. Can you say that your life is without any burdens, concerns, or worries? Thank You for the example of Christ’s humility – may I become more and more like Him in the days that lie ahead., in His name I pray, AMEN. But by this time it was almost exclusively a great military camp; and in any event the name of Peter is never connected with Egypt. No one really knows what his faith means to him until it has been tried in the furnace of affliction. (i) From whom are these greetings sent? There came a time when Moses felt the burdens of leadership too heavy for him to bear alone, and to help him seventy elders were set apart and granted a share of the spirit of God (Numbers 11:16-30). became a disciple, was Simon. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. CHAPTER 5 1Pe 5:1-14.EXHORTATIONS TO ELDERS, JUNIORS, AND ALL IN GENERAL.PARTING PRAYER.CONCLUSION.. 1. elders--alike in office and age (). In the Church of the west these inevitable problems gradually brought the end of this lovely custom. THE CHRISTIAN ELDERSHIP (1 Peter 5:1-4 continued). He does not claim power to rule over all pastors and churches. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. "Do not be anxious about tomorrow," said Jesus (Matthew 6:25-34). others (4:8; Matt. ideal, 1:13-21. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was brought The author was the Apostle Peter, whose name before he 2:1-10. We all have things we are concerned about to one degree or another. Mark might quite well be literally Peter's son. The peace offering was not an offering to make peace with God (this was the purpose of the sin offering of Leviticus 4), but an offering to enjoy peace with God. The kiss was the sign that all injuries were forgotten, all wrongs forgiven, and that those who sat at the Lord's Table were indeed one in the Lord. (ii) There is the law of Christian serenity in God. It so happens that egkombousthai (Greek #1463) is used of another kind of garment. Amen. Here is proof of the assertion made in 1:23. A right relation of the heart toward God and man, 1:13-2:10. Above all, Jesus had likened himself to the Good Shepherd who was ready to lay down his life for the sheep (John 10:1-18). Mark might possibly be the actual son of Peter, about whom we know nothing else, but is more likely to be Mark, the writer of the gospel, who was to Peter as a son. For Study and Discussion. So that Mark was not wrong in writing down some things in this way from memory, for his one concern was neither to omit nor to falsify anything he had heard." The sojourn of the dispersion (1:1) points to Jewish First Proposition God has allotted to us a task and we must do it as he himself would do it. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. It is a tragedy that the modern Church, often with vast congregations who do not know each other and do not even wish to know each other, could not use the kiss of peace except as a formality. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. So important were the Jews of Babylon that Josephus had issued a special edition of his histories for them. This was a lovely custom and yet it is clear that it was sadly open to abuse. Right conduct in life relations, 2:11-3:12. In that look Peter saw the suffering of the heart of a leader whose follower had failed him in the hour of his bitterest need. 1 Peter 5:6–11 6 x Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 y casting all your anxieties on him, because z … teaching, submission to rightful authority (2:13-16), forgiveness of Commentary on 1 Peter 5:1-4 (Read 1 Peter 5:1-4) The apostle Peter does not command, but exhorts. The same thought or illustration is used by the apostle Paul - 1Co 3:9-11, 16-17; Ep 2:19-22 3. It is so used in Matthew 27:35 which tells how the soldiers beneath the Cross were throwing dice (kleroi, Greek #2819) to see who should possess the seamless robe of Jesus. 1 Peter 5:6 - NKJV. It is perhaps more likely that the reference is to a Church; but it is not impossible that Peter is associating his wife and fellow-evangelist in the greetings which he sends. 1 Peter 5:6 - ESV. This is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible. In fact, the carefree person is most likely covering up a host of cares by his or her carefree demeanor. This does not mean that a man is to grasp at office or to enter upon it without self-examining thought. Title: The letter has always been identified (as are most general epistles, like James, John and Jude), with the name of the author, Peter. (ii) The eldership has a Greek background. Normal Christian Life by Nee, Watchman (1903-1972). persecuted, 3:17; 4:12-19, but whose persecution came, not from the It is quite possible for a man to agree to a request in such an ungracious way that his whole action is spoiled. Watch our overview video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Babylon may be the Babylon of the east but is more likely to be the great and wicked city of Rome. It is never something that we have deserved but always something given to us by the grace of God. manifestation (1:7-13), his exaltation (3:22; 4:11; 5:10). When a man enters the eldership, no small honour is conferred upon him, for he is entering on the oldest religious office in the world, whose history can be traced through Christianity and Judaism for four thousand years; and no small responsibility falls upon him, for he has been ordained a shepherd of the flock of God and a defender of the faith. A newly ordained bishop was given "the kiss in the Lord." Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-7, Proverbs 12:25, Matthew 6:31-34, Philippians 4:6-7. I. Thanksgiving for the Blessing of Grace, 1:3-12. Sometimes substitutes were introduced. “Therefore” connects 5:5 with 5:6 … Satan is the master of deception and is planning your demise. Better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven elders of.! 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