Two Solid Grounds!
1 Peter 5:5-7
  1 Peter was written with the subject of perseverance in mind to a community who is in the mid...
Published June 1st, 2012
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1 Peter was written with the subject of perseverance in mind to a community who is in the midst of suffering for their stance in Christ. Peter’s instruction towards the end of the letter called for humility that stood on two solid grounds, namely a ground of warning and promise and a ground of blessed assurance. The first ground gives us the reason why we should clothe ourselves like in a Minnesota winter with humility. God opposes the proud. The picture of opposition should remind the reader of a battle scene where one side is set against the other side. It is as if God sets up a battle formation against those who insist on being proud, arrogant and haughty. One should also be reminded that there is not a story in Scripture that tells of an individual’s victory when the Lord of Hosts was against him. Ask Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar. In essence humility protects. In light of that warning the promise is that God gives grace to the humble. In the midst of suffering and hard trials the necessary ingredient is grace. Only the humble get it. In light of this warning and promise the proper response is humility. Humble yourselves under the might hand of God, which reminds the reader of The Lord’s Egyptian campaign where he showed off his might hand, so that he might exalt you in time. In exalting you He is exalted because we get the grace and he gets the glory. How might a person humble himself? Self declarations? A certain facial expression or body language? No. We humble ourselves by taking our cares, and anxieties and worries and propelling them off of us to the one who nothing is too hard for. The ground of such action is the blessed assurance of the firm foundation of a mighty verb! The Father in a present, active, indicative way CARES for you. You are of interest to the Lord! So, get a good stance, dig your heels into this ground and throw as hard as you can every care, concern and worry to the Exalted One who will exalt you in due time to his glory!
10000000104274 104274 Notes 2012-02-08 07:58:19 2012-02-09 11:00:05 1 Peter was written with the subject of perseverance in mind to a community who is in the midst of suffering for their stance in Christ. Peter’s instruction towards the end of the letter called for humility that stood on two solid grounds, namely a ground of warning and promise and a ground of blessed assurance. The first ground gives us the reason why we should clothe ourselves like in a Minnesota winter with humility. God opposes the proud. The picture of opposition should remind the reader of a battle scene where one side is set against the other side. It is as if God sets up a battle formation against those who insist on being proud, arrogant and haughty. One should also be reminded that there is not a story in Scripture that tells of an individual’s victory when the Lord of Hosts was against him. Ask Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar. In essence humility protects. In light of that warning the promise is that God gives grace to the humble. In the midst of suffering and hard trials the necessary ingredient is grace. Only the humble get it. In light of this warning and promise the proper response is humility. Humble yourselves under the might hand of God, which reminds the reader of The Lord’s Egyptian campaign where he showed off his might hand, so that he might exalt you in time. In exalting you He is exalted because we get the grace and he gets the glory. How might a person humble himself? Self declarations? A certain facial expression or body language? No. We humble ourselves by taking our cares, and anxieties and worries and propelling them off of us to the one who nothing is too hard for. The ground of such action is the blessed assurance of the firm foundation of a mighty verb! The Father in a present, active, indicative way CARES for you. You are of interest to the Lord! So, get a good stance, dig your heels into this ground and throw as hard as you can every care, concern and worry to the Exalted One who will exalt you in due time to his glory! notes
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Ὁμοίως, νεώτεροι, ὑποτάγητε πρεσβυτέροις•
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders.
πάντες δὲ ἀλλήλοις τὴν ταπεινοφροσύνην ἐγκομβώσασθε,
Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another,
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ὅτι [ὁ] θεὸς ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται,
(The reason you should do this is because ) for "God opposes the proud
ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν.
but gives grace to the humble."
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Ταπεινώθητε οὖν
(In light of the fact that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble) Humble yourselves, (Allow yourselves to be humbled ) therefore,
ὑπὸ τὴν κραταιὰν χεῖρα τοῦ θεοῦ,
under the mighty hand of God
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ἵνα ὑμᾶς ὑψώσῃ ἐν καιρῷ,
so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
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πᾶσαν τὴν μέριμναν ὑμῶν ἐπιρίψαντες ἐπʼ αὐτόν,
casting all your anxieties on him,
ὅτι αὐτῷ μέλει περὶ ὑμῶν.
because he cares for you.
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10000000104274 104274 Arc 2012-02-08 07:58:19 2012-02-09 11:00:05 editing 1 Peter 5 5 5 7 1 Peter 5:5-7 60 NT na27 esv i192090 i192091 i192081 Ὁμοίως, νεώτεροι, ὑποτάγητε πρεσβυτέροις• Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. i192082 πάντες δὲ ἀλλήλοις τὴν ταπεινοφροσύνην ἐγκομβώσασθε, Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, series i192092 i192083 ὅτι [ὁ] θεὸς ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται, (The reason you should do this is because ) for "God opposes the proud i192084 ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν. but gives grace to the humble." negativepositive 2 i192093 i192094 i192095 i192085 Ταπεινώθητε οὖν (In light of the fact that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble) Humble yourselves, (Allow yourselves to be humbled ) therefore, i192086 ὑπὸ τὴν κραταιὰν χεῖρα τοῦ θεοῦ, under the mighty hand of God locative 1 i192087 ἵνα ὑμᾶς ὑψώσῃ ἐν καιρῷ, so that at the proper time he may exalt you, actionpurpose 2 i192096 i192088 πᾶσαν τὴν μέριμναν ὑμῶν ἐπιρίψαντες ἐπʼ αὐτόν, casting all your anxieties on him, i192089 ὅτι αὐτῷ μέλει περὶ ὑμῶν. because he cares for you. ground 1 actionmanner 1 bilateral 1 1 1 1 na27 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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