Stand Firm In God's Grace!
1 Peter 5:12-14
Peter is writing this letter to the churches of Asia Minor so that they might know the true grace of God and stand in it.
Published June 1st, 2012
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Peter is writing this letter to the churches of Asia Minor so that they might know the true grace of God and stand in it. He exhorts and declares to them the true grace of God. He wants them to stand firm in it. So two questions arise out of the text for me: One, what is the grace of God? And secondly, what does it mean to 'stand firm' in whatever 'grace' is? Peter says that this is a 'brief writing' on the subject of grace. I wonder what would constitute a 'lengthy writing' on the subject of grace? Perhaps the book of Romans would be just that. So everything we have seen and heard up until this closing statement has been a declaration of or an exhortation to believe in God's grace. Knowing God's grace is the key to facing trials, tribulations, suffering, persecution, hardship, anxiety, and all struggles. But knowing it is not enough, there must be the disciplined life of consciously basking in all the glory of God's grace to get a person through the 'trauma of the moment'. We must live in the countenance of grace. We must let it beat us down, break us, and be a balm to our independent, self-sufficient spirits that proudly fight for our rights. It is only God's grace that can lead us to stand confidently before suffering and say, 'My soul is at peace with entrusting itself to God. I am His special possession, redeemed by His Son, and hopeful of what lies beyond this life! I am an exile here, but a chosen, precious Son of honor in the economy and Kingdom of God!' The grace of God is what we need to know to live as a people who are free (2:16). The grace of God will lead us to follow the example of Christ in all suffering.
10000000047929 47929 Notes 2010-08-26 15:42:29 2010-08-29 07:46:21 Peter is writing this letter to the churches of Asia Minor so that they might know the true grace of God and stand in it. He exhorts and declares to them the true grace of God. He wants them to stand firm in it. So two questions arise out of the text for me: One, what is the grace of God? And secondly, what does it mean to 'stand firm' in whatever 'grace' is? Peter says that this is a 'brief writing' on the subject of grace. I wonder what would constitute a 'lengthy writing' on the subject of grace? Perhaps the book of Romans would be just that. So everything we have seen and heard up until this closing statement has been a declaration of or an exhortation to believe in God's grace. Knowing God's grace is the key to facing trials, tribulations, suffering, persecution, hardship, anxiety, and all struggles. But knowing it is not enough, there must be the disciplined life of consciously basking in all the glory of God's grace to get a person through the 'trauma of the moment'. We must live in the countenance of grace. We must let it beat us down, break us, and be a balm to our independent, self-sufficient spirits that proudly fight for our rights. It is only God's grace that can lead us to stand confidently before suffering and say, 'My soul is at peace with entrusting itself to God. I am His special possession, redeemed by His Son, and hopeful of what lies beyond this life! I am an exile here, but a chosen, precious Son of honor in the economy and Kingdom of God!' The grace of God is what we need to know to live as a people who are free (2:16). The grace of God will lead us to follow the example of Christ in all suffering. notes
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1 Peter 5:12-14
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Διὰ Σιλουανοῦ ὑμῖν τοῦ πιστοῦ ἀδελφοῦ, ὡς λογίζομαι, δι’ ὀλίγων ἔγραψα,
By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you,
παρακαλῶν καὶ ἐπιμαρτυρῶν ταύτην εἶναι ἀληθῆ χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ·
exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God.
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εἰς ἣν στῆτε.
Stand firm in it.
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ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς ἡ ἐν Βαβυλῶνι
She who is at Babylon,
συνεκλεκτὴ
who is likewise chosen,
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καὶ Μᾶρκος ὁ υἱός μου.
sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son.
ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἀγάπης.
Greet one another with the kiss of love.
Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ.
Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
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10000000047929 47929 Arc 2010-08-26 15:42:29 2010-08-29 07:46:21 editing 1 Peter 5 12 5 14 1 Peter 5:12-14 60 NT tisch esv i84340 i84341 i84342 i84332 Διὰ Σιλουανοῦ ὑμῖν τοῦ πιστοῦ ἀδελφοῦ, ὡς λογίζομαι, δι’ ὀλίγων ἔγραψα, By Silvanus, a faithful brother as I regard him, I have written briefly to you, i84333 παρακαλῶν καὶ ἐπιμαρτυρῶν ταύτην εἶναι ἀληθῆ χάριν τοῦ θεοῦ· exhorting and declaring that this is the true grace of God. actionpurpose 2 i84334 εἰς ἣν στῆτε. Stand firm in it. series i84343 i84344 i84335 ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς ἡ ἐν Βαβυλῶνι She who is at Babylon, i84336 συνεκλεκτὴ who is likewise chosen, locative 1 1 i84337 καὶ Μᾶρκος ὁ υἱός μου. sends you greetings, and so does Mark, my son. series i84338 ἀσπάσασθε ἀλλήλους ἐν φιλήματι ἀγάπης. Greet one another with the kiss of love. i84339 Εἰρήνη ὑμῖν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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