Suffering Christians rejoice!
1 Peter 4:12-19
The third section of 1 Peter (4:12-5:11) has the theme of suffering/service/humility followed by glo...
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The third section of 1 Peter (4:12-5:11) has the theme of suffering/service/humility followed by glory - at least twice in this passage and then for elders, young men, all Christians and suffering Christians in turn. This passage seems to be split into two matching halves (vv12-14 and vv15-18) and a concluding exhortation (v19, beginning "therefore"). The context is that Peter's readers are beginning to suffer for following Jesus, and each section gives a wrong and a right way to respond (see the positive/negative sections) along with a reason to respond in this unexpected way. Verses 12-14 tell his readers not to be surprised at being tested in this way, but instead to rejoice! Why? Because they are sharing Christ's sufferings so these sufferings are sure signs that they will also share Christ's glory when he is revealed. Being insulted for following Christ is a blessing because it is a sign that the Spirit of glory (the Spirit who is the downpayment and guarantee of future glory) rests on us. Verses 15-18 tell his readers not to sin or be ashamed of being Christians when they suffer, but instead to glorify God! Why? Because their sufferings now are God's disciplining judgment on his household, and the alternative (not belonging to God's household) is facing God's destroying judgment on sinners at the last day. Therefore suffering Christians are to glorify God by trusting their faithful Creator and doing good. So the big idea is that Christians should rejoice and glorify God when they suffer because they will share Christ's glory and they will not face an even worse judgment.
10000000010227 10227 Notes 2009-07-14 05:40:09 2009-07-15 03:10:33 The third section of 1 Peter (4:12-5:11) has the theme of suffering/service/humility followed by glory - at least twice in this passage and then for elders, young men, all Christians and suffering Christians in turn. This passage seems to be split into two matching halves (vv12-14 and vv15-18) and a concluding exhortation (v19, beginning "therefore"). The context is that Peter's readers are beginning to suffer for following Jesus, and each section gives a wrong and a right way to respond (see the positive/negative sections) along with a reason to respond in this unexpected way. Verses 12-14 tell his readers not to be surprised at being tested in this way, but instead to rejoice! Why? Because they are sharing Christ's sufferings so these sufferings are sure signs that they will also share Christ's glory when he is revealed. Being insulted for following Christ is a blessing because it is a sign that the Spirit of glory (the Spirit who is the downpayment and guarantee of future glory) rests on us. Verses 15-18 tell his readers not to sin or be ashamed of being Christians when they suffer, but instead to glorify God! Why? Because their sufferings now are God's disciplining judgment on his household, and the alternative (not belonging to God's household) is facing God's destroying judgment on sinners at the last day. Therefore suffering Christians are to glorify God by trusting their faithful Creator and doing good. So the big idea is that Christians should rejoice and glorify God when they suffer because they will share Christ's glory and they will not face an even worse judgment. notes
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1 Peter
1 Peter 4:12-19
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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal happening among you to test you,
as though something strange were happening to you.
as though something surprising were occurring to you,
comparison
But rejoice
but rejoice
insofar as you share Christ's sufferings,
as you share the sufferings of Christ,
that you may also rejoice and be glad
in order that you may also rejoice with exultation
when his glory is revealed.
at the revelation of his glory.
temporal
actionpurpose
negativepositive
If you are insulted for the name of Christ,
If you are reproached in the name of Christ,
you are blessed,
you are blessed,
conditional
because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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But let none of you suffer as a murderer
For let none of you suffer as a murderer
or a thief
or a thief
or an evildoer
or an evildoer
or as a meddler.
or as a meddler;
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian,
but if as a Christian,
let him not be ashamed,
let him not be ashamed,
but let him glorify God in that name.
but let him glorify God by this name.
For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God;
Because the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God;
and if it begins with us,
and if firstly with us,
what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
what will be the end of those who disobey the gospel of God?
And "If the righteous is scarcely saved,
And if the righteous person is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
what will become of the impious and the sinner?
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situationresponse
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Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
So let those who suffer according to the will of God commit themselves to a faithful Creator in doing good.
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10000000010227 10227 Arc 2009-07-14 05:40:09 2009-07-15 03:10:33 editing 1 Peter 4 12 4 19 1 Peter 4:12-19 60 NT esv mine i208369 i208370 i208371 i208347 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal happening among you to test you, i208348 as though something strange were happening to you. as though something surprising were occurring to you, comparison 1 i208372 i208373 i208349 But rejoice but rejoice i208350 insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, as you share the sufferings of Christ, i208374 i208351 that you may also rejoice and be glad in order that you may also rejoice with exultation i208352 when his glory is revealed. at the revelation of his glory. temporal 1 actionpurpose 2 negativepositive 2 i208375 i208376 i208353 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, If you are reproached in the name of Christ, i208354 you are blessed, you are blessed, conditional 2 i208355 because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 i208377 i208378 i208379 i208356 But let none of you suffer as a murderer For let none of you suffer as a murderer i208357 or a thief or a thief i208358 or an evildoer or an evildoer i208359 or as a meddler. or as a meddler; i208380 i208360 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, but if as a Christian, i208381 i208382 i208361 let him not be ashamed, let him not be ashamed, i208362 but let him glorify God in that name. but let him glorify God by this name. negativepositive 2 i208383 i208363 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; Because the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; i208384 i208385 i208364 and if it begins with us, and if firstly with us, i208365 what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? what will be the end of those who disobey the gospel of God? conditional 2 i208386 i208366 And "If the righteous is scarcely saved, And if the righteous person is scarcely saved, i208367 what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" what will become of the impious and the sinner? conditional 2 progression ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 situationresponse 2 concessive 2 1 i208368 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. So let those who suffer according to the will of God commit themselves to a faithful Creator in doing good. 1 1 1 esv 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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