The Devil Is For Real!
1 Peter 5:8-11
Life is tough!  The obstacles we have to manuever around, the crises that create anxiety, the p...
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Life is tough! The obstacles we have to manuever around, the crises that create anxiety, the persecutions we have to face, and the struggles we have to endure are universal. Will we 'take of the fruit' and handle these challenges in our way for our own self-serving purposes, or will we fold up our tents of faith and assimilate back into the world, or will we follow the example of Christ and commit our souls to a faithful, all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good God who will work all things for our good. In the midst of struggling with our own sinful nature, Peter here tells us that the battle is not merely internal, but also external, with a being called the Devil (Satan or Adversary). So not only do we need to guard against the reactions to suffering that rise up within, but we also need to guard ourselves against a living, powerful, relentless, and crafty adversary named the Diablo (in Greek) or the Devil. So what must we first do in our fight against Satan? We must be alert, focused, and cautious when suffering draws near and anxiety raises its awful head. Why? Because Satan has an army of scouts walking the earth--observing, watching, and waiting to alert their general of an opportunity to cripple, paralyze, or even destroy a follower of Christ! When we sense his presence near, and when we know that we are vulnerable prey to hsi attack, we must resist him in his awful infuluence by standing firm in the truths of our faith listed in chapter 1 and throughout this Epistle. We must humble ourselves under God's care. rather than commit the sin of self-sufficiency. We must remember that God is calling us to His eternal glory, and we are merely strangers here with no vested interest beyond the building of His Kingdom. We must encourage ourselves that we are not alone, this is not a time for self-pity, but to follow in the example of Christ to the world around us as all our brothers and sisters are doing. God will bless us in this faithful resistance of Satan by restoring, confirming, strengthening, and establishing us in His Kingdom and care. We must always remember that God has the DOMINION forever, and Satan is but His created angelic being. He has no power over God, and therefore, no real power over us- God's children! I see a real progression of thought here in these verses written by Peter in the Spirit of God. We move from be alert to Satan's presence, to resist his tempting influence, to God will confirm and establish us even if we suffer for a little while (much like the story of Job).
10000000046641 46641 Notes 2010-08-10 14:52:29 2010-08-13 00:28:41 Life is tough! The obstacles we have to manuever around, the crises that create anxiety, the persecutions we have to face, and the struggles we have to endure are universal. Will we 'take of the fruit' and handle these challenges in our way for our own self-serving purposes, or will we fold up our tents of faith and assimilate back into the world, or will we follow the example of Christ and commit our souls to a faithful, all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good God who will work all things for our good. In the midst of struggling with our own sinful nature, Peter here tells us that the battle is not merely internal, but also external, with a being called the Devil (Satan or Adversary). So not only do we need to guard against the reactions to suffering that rise up within, but we also need to guard ourselves against a living, powerful, relentless, and crafty adversary named the Diablo (in Greek) or the Devil. So what must we first do in our fight against Satan? We must be alert, focused, and cautious when suffering draws near and anxiety raises its awful head. Why? Because Satan has an army of scouts walking the earth--observing, watching, and waiting to alert their general of an opportunity to cripple, paralyze, or even destroy a follower of Christ! When we sense his presence near, and when we know that we are vulnerable prey to hsi attack, we must resist him in his awful infuluence by standing firm in the truths of our faith listed in chapter 1 and throughout this Epistle. We must humble ourselves under God's care. rather than commit the sin of self-sufficiency. We must remember that God is calling us to His eternal glory, and we are merely strangers here with no vested interest beyond the building of His Kingdom. We must encourage ourselves that we are not alone, this is not a time for self-pity, but to follow in the example of Christ to the world around us as all our brothers and sisters are doing. God will bless us in this faithful resistance of Satan by restoring, confirming, strengthening, and establishing us in His Kingdom and care. We must always remember that God has the DOMINION forever, and Satan is but His created angelic being. He has no power over God, and therefore, no real power over us- God's children! I see a real progression of thought here in these verses written by Peter in the Spirit of God. We move from be alert to Satan's presence, to resist his tempting influence, to God will confirm and establish us even if we suffer for a little while (much like the story of Job). notes
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1 Peter
1 Peter 5:8-11
NT
tisch
esv
Νήψατε,
Be sober-minded;
γρηγορήσατε.
be watchful.
series
ὁ ἀντίδικος ὑμῶν διάβολος ὡς λέων ὠρυόμενος περιπατεῖ
Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion,
ζητῶν τίνα καταπιεῖν·
seeking someone to devour.
actionpurpose
ground
ᾧ ἀντίστητε
Resist him,
στερεοὶ τῇ πίστει,
firm in your faith,
actionmanner
εἰδότες τὰ αὐτὰ τῶν παθημάτων τῇ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ
knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood
ὑμῶν ἀδελφότητι ἐπιτελεῖσθαι.
throughout the world.
locative
ὁ δὲ θεὸς πάσης χάριτος, ὁ καλέσας ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν αἰώνιον αὐτοῦ δόξαν ἐν Χριστῷ,
And after you have suffered a little while,
ὀλίγον παθόντας αὐτὸς καταρτίσει,
the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore,
στηρίξει,
confirm,
σθενώσει,
strengthen,
θεμελιώσει.
and establish you.
temporal
αὐτῷ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν.
To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
progression
discourse
10000000046641 46641 Arc 2010-08-10 14:52:29 2010-08-13 00:28:41 editing 1 Peter 5 8 5 11 1 Peter 5:8-11 60 NT tisch esv i84322 i84323 i84324 i84308 Νήψατε, Be sober-minded; i84309 γρηγορήσατε. be watchful. series i84325 i84310 ὁ ἀντίδικος ὑμῶν διάβολος ὡς λέων ὠρυόμενος περιπατεῖ Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, i84311 ζητῶν τίνα καταπιεῖν· seeking someone to devour. actionpurpose 2 ground 1 i84326 i84327 i84312 ᾧ ἀντίστητε Resist him, i84313 στερεοὶ τῇ πίστει, firm in your faith, actionmanner 1 i84328 i84314 εἰδότες τὰ αὐτὰ τῶν παθημάτων τῇ ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood i84315 ὑμῶν ἀδελφότητι ἐπιτελεῖσθαι. throughout the world. locative 1 ground 1 i84329 i84330 i84316 ὁ δὲ θεὸς πάσης χάριτος, ὁ καλέσας ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν αἰώνιον αὐτοῦ δόξαν ἐν Χριστῷ, And after you have suffered a little while, i84331 i84317 ὀλίγον παθόντας αὐτὸς καταρτίσει, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, i84318 στηρίξει, confirm, i84319 σθενώσει, strengthen, i84320 θεμελιώσει. and establish you. temporal 1 1 i84321 αὐτῷ τὸ κράτος εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων, ἀμήν. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. series progression 1 1 1 tisch 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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