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How To Respond To An Offense?
1 Peter 2:18-25
You can’t change people’s behavior, but you can change yours.
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Published July 11th, 2020; Updated July 14th, 2020
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1 Peter 2:18-25
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w Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect,
not only to the good and gentle
but also to the unjust.
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For this is a gracious thing,
when, x mindful of God,
one endures sorrows
while suffering unjustly.
temporal
inference
For what credit is it...
if...when you sin
and are beaten for it,
actionresult
you endure?
situationresponse
conditional
But y if when you do good
and suffer for it
concessive
you endure,
this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
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For z to this you have been called,
y because Christ also suffered for you,
a leaving you an example,
so that you might follow in his steps.
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b He committed no sin,
neither was deceit found in his mouth.
c When he was reviled,
he did not revile in return;
when he suffered,
he did not threaten,
d but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
e He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
that we f might die to sin
and g live to righteousness.
h By his wounds you have been healed.
For i you were straying like sheep,
but have now returned to j the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
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1 Peter 2:18-25
w Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect,
not only to the good and gentle
but also to the unjust.
progression
For this is a gracious thing,
when, x mindful of God,
one endures sorrows
while suffering unjustly.
For what credit is it...
if...when you sin
and are beaten for it,
you endure?
But y if when you do good
and suffer for it
you endure,
this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
For z to this you have been called,
y because Christ also suffered for you,
a leaving you an example,
so that you might follow in his steps.
b He committed no sin,
neither was deceit found in his mouth.
c When he was reviled,
he did not revile in return;
when he suffered,
he did not threaten,
d but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.
e He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,
that we f might die to sin
and g live to righteousness.
h By his wounds you have been healed.
For i you were straying like sheep,
but have now returned to j the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
... Favor with God is found when an employee, treated unjustly, accepts his poor treatment with faith in God’s sovereign care, rather than responding in anger, hostility, discontent, pride, or rebellion (cf. Matt. 5:11 ).
Patient endurance.
Efficacious call to salvation.
..He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7).
.. To “revile” is to pile up abusive and vile language against someone. Though verbally abused, Christ never retaliated with vicious words and threats ( 3:9 ; cf. Matt. 26:57–65 ; 27:12–14 ; Luke 23:7–11 ). entrusting himself. “To entrust” was “to hand over to someone to keep.” Christ was “handed over” to Pilate ( John 19:11 ); Pilate “handed him over” to the Jews ( John 19:16 ); Christ “handed over” himself to God, suffering in surprising silence, because of his perfect confidence in the sovereignty and righteousness of his Father (cf. Isa. 53:7 ). .
Comments
Brent Karding
I agree with your making 21-25 the Ground for 18-20.
Psalm 23
Yey!
Brent Karding
I think that 24-25 should be a Series with 21-23. I say that because 21a emphasizes our call to endure through suffering, and 24b-c show that Christ died that we might live righteously (i.e. while suffering). Thus they are saying very similar things. (Or perhaps 24-25 should be a Series with 21b-23, since both could be seen as supporting 21a.)
Psalm 23
Yes kuya, thank you for the correction. I see now that the pronoun “this” refers to the endurance in suffering unjustly in v.18-20.
So to paraphrase 21a, it will go like this, “for to this endurance in 18-20 you have been efficaciously called to salvation”...(i just referred it to Macarthur notes kuya,I hope that paraphrase is correct)
Brent Karding
Yes, I think that's a good way to explain 21a.
Psalm 23
Okay kuya. Great!
Brent Karding
I really like your work in 19-20: it is excellent. There's a lot of tricky stuff in there, but I think you arced it well.
Psalm 23
Wow,really kuya?....amazing...I am really enjoying the arcing process kuya..I always use arcing for my Biblestudy or mentoring to younger women..Praise God for the help and guidance you’ve willingly given kuya!
Brent Karding
I'd suggest Progression for 18b-c, since "not only" and "but also" emphasizes the second proposition a little bit.
Psalm 23
Oh I see..ammm...what does it mean that the second proposition is a bit emphasized kuya?
Brent Karding
In Progression, the last member of the relationship is the climax, the high point, of the list.

If I say, "Today I not only went to the gym, but I stayed there for 2 hours," I'm not giving two facts that are equal in importance, but setting up the second fact as more important by the use of "not only."
Psalm 23
Amazing new info for arcing kuya...
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