A Foundation For Suffering!
1 Peter 3:17-22
These verses are the most difficult verses I have had to try and arch yet.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-05-01 17:50:58
2010-05-02 06:43:25
These verses are the most difficult verses I have had to try and arch yet. In total I have spent nearly six hours arching 1st Peter 3:18-22. I have done my best to try and logically connect these propositions. Here are some of my thoughts. This whole Epistle is about letting one's conduct reflect the reality of their redemption! (1:17, 2:12) It is about living in the steadfast surety of faith and hope in God! (1:3, 13, 21b, 2:23, 4:19) It is about understanding the pattern of Jesus' rejection and suffering, while following His example into our own injustices and sufferings to the glory of God! (2:4, 21-24, 19, 3:8-12) It is about living at peace with the N.T. concept of suffering for doing good. (2:19-20) At the end of this labor I believe that the central idea of this passage of Scripture (3:18-22) is that the obstacle of harm and fear in the crucible of suffering (3:13, 14) is overcome by understanding the grand design and purpose God has for suffering--the suffering first of His Son in His crucifixion, but also the suffering of those who now love Him (1:8) and live in the joy and hope of His redemption (1:9). The design and purpose God has for the suffering of Jesus Christ and those who love and follow Him is to bring more people to Himself (3:18) . Verses 18-22 stand as the ground or reason for why it is better to suffer for doing good than for doing evil (which is the natural response to unjust suffering!). If you suffer for doing evil you are merely living in and satisfying the flesh. Jesus died in the flesh and rose victoriously in the Spirit, so that He might bring people face to face with God! He triumphed over suffering and in His resurrection He made a public spectacle of His enemies declaring His VICTORY! (3:19-20; Col.2:15) He passed by those, imprisoned in the abyss-those spirits who openly chose to reject good and follow Satan, who rejoiced in His sufferings and the sufferings of all the Prophets of old and proclaimed His victory, and the victory of those for whom He died who would follow Him through the Cross into glory! The symbol of baptism now saves us from the harm and fear of suffering by releasing us from the power of the flesh to live in the power of God's Spirit following Jesus into victory! The reality of baptism is 'faith'-"an appeal to God for a good conscience"-in Jesus Christ the resurrected One who is sovereign over all having all things subject to Him! So it is better for us to live in the power of God's Spirit by faith in an all-conquering Savior, denying the flesh and overcoming our fear of suffering, to proclaim Jesus' victory over evil and death, that we too might bring others to God rather than drive them away through our evil hypocrissy or lack of courage and fear. It is better for us to suffer for doing good (our conduct reflecting the Cross) because that is what Jesus did, and it was for the benefit of many! Will we live courageously Cross-centered lives reflecting our faith and hope in God, no matter what the suffering may be, or will we live in the cowardice and bitterness of the flesh that fears the harm of suffering seeking retribution on all who threaten our well-being? Living one way will draw people to God, and living the other will drive them away. Do we understand God's design in our suffering?
10000000035557 35557 Notes 2010-05-01 17:50:58 2010-05-02 06:43:25 These verses are the most difficult verses I have had to try and arch yet. In total I have spent nearly six hours arching 1st Peter 3:18-22. I have done my best to try and logically connect these propositions. Here are some of my thoughts. This whole Epistle is about letting one's conduct reflect the reality of their redemption! (1:17, 2:12) It is about living in the steadfast surety of faith and hope in God! (1:3, 13, 21b, 2:23, 4:19) It is about understanding the pattern of Jesus' rejection and suffering, while following His example into our own injustices and sufferings to the glory of God! (2:4, 21-24, 19, 3:8-12) It is about living at peace with the N.T. concept of suffering for doing good. (2:19-20) At the end of this labor I believe that the central idea of this passage of Scripture (3:18-22) is that the obstacle of harm and fear in the crucible of suffering (3:13, 14) is overcome by understanding the grand design and purpose God has for suffering--the suffering first of His Son in His crucifixion, but also the suffering of those who now love Him (1:8) and live in the joy and hope of His redemption (1:9). The design and purpose God has for the suffering of Jesus Christ and those who love and follow Him is to bring more people to Himself (3:18) . Verses 18-22 stand as the ground or reason for why it is better to suffer for doing good than for doing evil (which is the natural response to unjust suffering!). If you suffer for doing evil you are merely living in and satisfying the flesh. Jesus died in the flesh and rose victoriously in the Spirit, so that He might bring people face to face with God! He triumphed over suffering and in His resurrection He made a public spectacle of His enemies declaring His VICTORY! (3:19-20; Col.2:15) He passed by those, imprisoned in the abyss-those spirits who openly chose to reject good and follow Satan, who rejoiced in His sufferings and the sufferings of all the Prophets of old and proclaimed His victory, and the victory of those for whom He died who would follow Him through the Cross into glory! The symbol of baptism now saves us from the harm and fear of suffering by releasing us from the power of the flesh to live in the power of God's Spirit following Jesus into victory! The reality of baptism is 'faith'-"an appeal to God for a good conscience"-in Jesus Christ the resurrected One who is sovereign over all having all things subject to Him! So it is better for us to live in the power of God's Spirit by faith in an all-conquering Savior, denying the flesh and overcoming our fear of suffering, to proclaim Jesus' victory over evil and death, that we too might bring others to God rather than drive them away through our evil hypocrissy or lack of courage and fear. It is better for us to suffer for doing good (our conduct reflecting the Cross) because that is what Jesus did, and it was for the benefit of many! Will we live courageously Cross-centered lives reflecting our faith and hope in God, no matter what the suffering may be, or will we live in the cowardice and bitterness of the flesh that fears the harm of suffering seeking retribution on all who threaten our well-being? Living one way will draw people to God, and living the other will drive them away. Do we understand God's design in our suffering? notes
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1 Peter 3:17-22
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κρεῖττον γὰρ ἀγαθοποιοῦντας, εἰ θέλοι τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, πάσχειν ἢ κακοποιοῦντας.
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
ὅτι καὶ Χριστὸς ἅπαξ περὶ ἁμαρτιῶν ἀπέθανεν,
For Christ also suffered once for sins,
δίκαιος ὑπὲρ ἀδίκων,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
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ἵνα ὑμᾶς προσαγάγῃ τῷ θεῷ,
that he might bring us to God,
θανατωθεὶς μὲν σαρκὶ ζῳοποιηθεὶς
being put to death in the flesh
δὲ πνεύματι·
but made alive in the spirit,
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ἐν ᾧ καὶ τοῖς ἐν φυλακῇ πνεύμασιν πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν,
in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,
ἀπειθήσασίν ποτε
because they formerly did not obey,
ὅτε ἀπεξεδέχετο ἡ τοῦ θεοῦ μακροθυμία ἐν ἡμέραις Νῶε
when God's patience waited in the days of Noah,
κατασκευαζομένης κιβωτοῦ,
while the ark was being prepared,
εἰς ἣν ὀλίγοι, τοῦτ’ ἔστιν ὀκτὼ ψυχαί, διεσώθησαν δι’ ὕδατος.
in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.
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ὃ καὶ ὑμᾶς ἀντίτυπον νῦν σῴζει βάπτισμα,
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you,
οὐ σαρκὸς ἀπόθεσις ῥύπου
not as a removal of dirt from the body
ἀλλὰ συνειδήσεως ἀγαθῆς ἐπερώτημα εἰς θεόν,
but as an appeal to God for a good conscience,
δι’ ἀναστάσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
ὅς ἐστιν ἐν δεξιᾷ θεοῦ,
who has gone into heaven
πορευθεὶς εἰς οὐρανόν,
and is at the right hand of God,
ὑποταγέντων αὐτῷ ἀγγέλων καὶ ἐξουσιῶν καὶ δυνάμεων.
with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
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10000000035557 35557 Arc 2010-05-01 17:50:58 2010-05-02 06:43:25 editing 1 Peter 3 17 3 22 1 Peter 3:17-22 60 NT tisch esv i84086 i84068 κρεῖττον γὰρ ἀγαθοποιοῦντας, εἰ θέλοι τὸ θέλημα τοῦ θεοῦ, πάσχειν ἢ κακοποιοῦντας. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil. i84087 i84088 i84069 ὅτι καὶ Χριστὸς ἅπαξ περὶ ἁμαρτιῶν ἀπέθανεν, For Christ also suffered once for sins, i84070 δίκαιος ὑπὲρ ἀδίκων, the righteous for the unrighteous, actionmanner 1 i84089 i84071 ἵνα ὑμᾶς προσαγάγῃ τῷ θεῷ, that he might bring us to God, i84090 i84091 i84092 i84072 θανατωθεὶς μὲν σαρκὶ ζῳοποιηθεὶς being put to death in the flesh i84073 δὲ πνεύματι· but made alive in the spirit, negativepositive 2 i84093 i84074 ἐν ᾧ καὶ τοῖς ἐν φυλακῇ πνεύμασιν πορευθεὶς ἐκήρυξεν, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, i84094 i84075 ἀπειθήσασίν ποτε because they formerly did not obey, i84095 i84076 ὅτε ἀπεξεδέχετο ἡ τοῦ θεοῦ μακροθυμία ἐν ἡμέραις Νῶε when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, i84096 i84077 κατασκευαζομένης κιβωτοῦ, while the ark was being prepared, i84078 εἰς ἣν ὀλίγοι, τοῦτ’ ἔστιν ὀκτὼ ψυχαί, διεσώθησαν δι’ ὕδατος. in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. locative 1 temporal 1 ground 1 situationresponse 2 i84097 i84079 ὃ καὶ ὑμᾶς ἀντίτυπον νῦν σῴζει βάπτισμα, Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, i84098 i84080 οὐ σαρκὸς ἀπόθεσις ῥύπου not as a removal of dirt from the body i84099 i84081 ἀλλὰ συνειδήσεως ἀγαθῆς ἐπερώτημα εἰς θεόν, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, i84100 i84082 δι’ ἀναστάσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, i84101 i84083 ὅς ἐστιν ἐν δεξιᾷ θεοῦ, who has gone into heaven i84084 πορευθεὶς εἰς οὐρανόν, and is at the right hand of God, i84085 ὑποταγέντων αὐτῷ ἀγγέλων καὶ ἐξουσιῶν καὶ δυνάμεων. with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. progression ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 comparison 1 actionmanner 1 actionpurpose 2 ground 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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