].”], [Prayer is indispensably necessary for the salvation of the soul. The three belong together. Listen here. Not only had Jerusalem to be destroyed (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21), but also the Gospel was to reach out ‘to all nations’ (Mark 13:10; Matthew 24:14), and the Jews were to face their great tribulation which would sactter them among the nations after the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24). For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. The opposite is intoxication, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. To be sober, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. passage from 1 Peter 4:7-11. You must be men of prayer. 111-112) While this is a good explanation, a couple of things concerning this view don’t completely fit. 1 Peter 4:7 ‘The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.’, ‘The end of all things is at hand’-‘End’-‘termination, the limit’ (Thayer p. 619); ‘in the sense of termination, cessation’ (Arndt p. 811); ‘the final issue or result of a state or process’ (Vine p. 26-27). When we turn from our prayers and worship and have strengthened our bond with Christ and the Father, our first concern is to love other Christians, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3. If we pause and reflect and prove our own hearts and endeavour to find out the truth of the matter, we shall be obliged to confess that it is not so much the time for the highest pursuits that is wanting as the inclination. This is not a time to slip into self-pity or self-indulgence. I. HAVE THE PROPER REASON FOR OUR PRAYER LIFE, II. An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. 1 Peter 4:7-11 p.1154 in church bibles "The end of all things" 2012 The end of the world (v.7) Pray and love each other more (v.7-9) Use your gifts to glorify God (v.10-11) Where are the gifts from? the governing omnium immoderatorum affectuum; with the passage comp. Acts that express God’s love and mercy in concrete form, Â Â Â Â D. The Christian Sees A Service That God Â Wants Done (Stewardship), Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1. (a) The context is dealing with the final judgment (). ‘To him that believeth all things are possible. Church membership in the Bible is much like marriage. (Hensler; “the end of all men”) but neut. Peter answers that question in 1 Peter 4:7-11: Because the end is near, the church should glorify God through prayer, love, and service. Here again it is just as likely that the δέ was inserted because there seemed to be no immediate connexion, as that it was omitted to produce that connexion), having your love towards one another (on ἑαυτούς in this sense, see note, Colossians 3:13) intense (see ch. (7) The end of all things is at hand.—Or, hath come nigh; the same word (for instance) as in Matthew 4:17; Matthew 26:46. Peter here gives the ultimate priority for the Christian in the end times: fervent in love among yourselves. There are memberships to clubs. We need not on this account relax our diligence in our earthly vocations; for diligence is our bounden duty [Note: Ecclesiastes 9:10. There are memberships to academic organizations. ]: but “the affections must be set on things above, and not on things below [Note: Colossians 3:2. Joel Gilbert. 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ‘is at hand’-‘draw or come near, come nigh’ (Thayer p. 164); ‘lit., has come near’ (Vincent p. 662); ‘approach, come near’ (Arndt p. 213). He has himself given us the divine arithmetic by which he reckons, (2 Peter 3:8, where see notes;) and the Holy Spirit, under whose inspiration he wrote, well knew that it was not literally near, and did not inspire him to write an untruth. In the one he tells us that they were continually in the Temple praising and blessing God, in the other that they continued with one accord in prayer and supplication. God has equipped all of the members in a church to do the ministry of the church. Last time we took our message from the epistle of 1st Peter where Peter encourages his readers how to respond as they lived in a world that hated them because it hated their Savior. The end of all things is at hand — Of our mortal lives, and of all the joys and sorrows, goods and evils connected therewith, and so of all your wrongs and sufferings. The primary sense is that of freedom from drunkenness. St. Paul was stirred up by them to ever-increasing diligence and greater eagerness in pressing towards the mark. The nearness of death and judgment is of itself an irresistible argument for maintaining an indifference to earthly things, and for exerting ourselves to the uttermost to secure a happy eternity. Biblical prayer is not an escape in time of trouble, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. Biblical prayer is a function of clear vision and a seeking of even the clearer vision from God, NOTE:Â Prayer does not change God; prayer changes meÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â C. S. Lewis, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. Sermon series Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter) A Survival Kit for Tough Times 1 Peter 5 â May 8, 2005. ‘Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is’ (Mark 13:33). Or, it is to submit our will to the will of God; being well pleased that He is in any way glorified, though we be not every way gratified. ), for εἰς states the aim of the σωφρ. σωφρονήσατε οὖν καὶ νήψατε] The first exhortation, grounded ( οὖν) on the thought of the nearness of the end of the world. The greatest hindrance to spiritual life is scantiness of devotion. Compare 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8; Matthew 24:42-44. Он призывает верующих жить в послушании и в уповании на возвращение Христа. 1Кор. Thus Whitby understands him: “This phrase, and the advice upon it, so exactly parallel to what our Lord had spoken, will not suffer us to doubt that the apostle is here speaking, not of the end of the world, or of all things in general, which was not then, and seems not yet to be at hand, but only of the end of the Jewish state.” Thus also Macknight: “This epistle being written about a year after the war with the Romans began, which ended in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish state, Peter, who had heard his Master’s prophecy concerning these events, and the signs of their approach, had good reason to say that they had approached.” But, as Dr. Doddridge justly observes, this was an event in which most of those, to whom the apostle wrote, were comparatively but little concerned. But the end of all things and men has drawn nigh; Christians also must be ready, watch and pray, as Jesus taught in the parable of Mark 13:34-37 (cf.Mark 14:38).— parallels . (Delivered Sunday, April 11, 1999 at Bethany Bible Church. Бодрствование создает мышление пришельца. The nearness is not that of time, but that before the Lord; as he explains, 2 Peter 3:8-9, to guard against misapprehension, and defends God from the charge of procrastination. W. How, Church of England Pulpit, vol. Food and housing for three days, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â c. Then move on or get a job and be self-supporting, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I. He has himself given us the divine arithmetic by which he reckons, (, , where see notes;) and the Holy Spirit, under whose inspiration he wrote, well knew that it was not literally near, and did not inspire him to write an untruth. that they might observe every season fit for prayer, and might still keep themselves in a praying frame. But would it be thus with us, if we were duly impressed with the shortness and uncertainty of time? Point to Note: The question has been what “end” is under consideration in the above verses? TO BE A BIBLICAL MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH WE MUST: I. That this idea is prominent in the passage selected as the Epistle is evident from the opening words of the text, ‘The end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer,’ or, as the Revised Version has it, ‘Be ye therefore of sound mind, and be sober unto prayer.’ No doubt the thought that was prominent in the Apostle’s mind when he penned these words was, the second coming of his ascended Lord. It is true indeed, that the smallest conformity to its precepts will cause us to be loaded with obloquy and derision by an ungodly world [Note: ver. prayers, proseuchas) is the general word for prayer and indicates that Peter had all kinds of praying in mind. Death terminates our joys and honours, how elevated soever they may be — — — It puts a period also to our hopes and prospects, be they ever so bright and well-founded — — — It incapacitates us also for carrying into effect all our purposes and endeavours. (b) Many of these Christians weren’t of Jewish ancestry (2:10; 4:1-4), and they were located far from Jerusalem. 3:3) и радуется полноте общения с Господом. Most organizations are not organized to have different levels of membership. By second century more rules were added, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â b. τοῦτο δὲ ἀληθεῖ λόγῳ, ὁ χριστός: but simply the end, as in reff. The usual notion of sobriety is more exactly conveyed in the word rendered “watch,” which is the same as in 1 Peter 1:13 and 1 Peter 5:8. 5. πάντων τὸ τέλος, equal to: “the end of all things,” refers back to the foregoing ἑτοίμως ἔχοντι κρῖναι; with the judgment comes the τέλος. The tense of the imperatives in the Greek carries out the notion that the persons addressed had slipped into a careless state, from which they needed an arousal. What level of membership is dependent on what the individual decides to do in participating. This sermon was preached without notes at the Waipio Community Baptist Church during a joint worship service with the West Oahu Community Church. This is the end to which the cultivation of the previous graces should look, the great interest which it should advance. Above all, [â¦] Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11. God’s glory or reputation will be enhanced or revealed, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4. God’s promises not unconditional.—Our Lord, Who by His death hath led captivity captive, and by His ascension hath given gifts to men, has promised them unto us in fullest measure, if we are ready to receive them, for we must not forget that God’s promises are not unconditional. II. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:7. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ēngikemay refer either to proximity of place or time, and it always denotes that the place or the time referred to was not far off. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The LXX have translated this word wrongly πάντας τοὺς μὴ φιλονεικοῦντας. Just as the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, so does His longsuffering wait even now, until the number of His elect are gathered in. is at hand = has drawn near. [Note: D. Edmond Hiebert, "Living in the Light of Christ"s Return: An Exposition of1Peter4:7-11," Bibliotheca Sacra139:555 (July-September1982):245. ], and will consist very well with the devoutest frame, and most ardent exertions in the Lord’s service [Note: Romans 12:11. Watch unto prayer is the same as "watch and pray" as Jesus taught while here ( Matthew 26:41). We cannot expect that they will be thrust upon us without our being ready, willing, and able, and anxious to receive them. Where love is lacking every word is viewed with suspicion, every action is liable to misunderstanding, and conflicts abound, NOTE: Hate pries about in order to discover some sin or some semblance of sin, then broadcasts it, even exaggerates it, gloats over it, NOTE: Does not refer to vice or criminal activity, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4. 156-157) The Christian isn’t given the right to ‘panic’. The great majority of men seem disposed to ignore the very existence of the spiritual world, the presence and actions of the Holy Ghost upon the souls of men. We may however justly consider it as relating to the hour of death, which is to every man “the end of all things” here below. But were the trumpet of Christ to sound in our ears, it would powerfully rouse us and not suffer us to lie torpid. There are no rules, regulations or by-laws that can force love, respect and the other “requirements” of marriage. Human history now moves under the shadow of the divinely announced eschatological kingdom. A steward has responsibility and control over a part of the master’s property, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. 1 Peter 4:7-14. [Note: D. Edmond Hiebert, Working With God: Scriptural Studies in Intercession, p7.] ". The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. and to exclude from the heart every feeling except a cold and naked sense of duty. Neither is it a time to panic or give up. IV. It is, then, no wonder that the cares of this world overwhelm us, and make us drowsy, if the view of present things dazzles our eyes: for we promise, almost all of us, an eternity to ourselves in this world; at least, the end never comes to our mind. g.]— οὖν, therefore) He returns to exhortation; and in 1 Peter 4:7-11 duties are opposed to the sins enumerated in 1 Peter 4:3. ‘How much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him’ (Luke 11:13). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! . We Must Live With The Expectation Of All Things Are At Hand, NOTE: In context Peter’s concern is that they fail to live out the responsibilities of the present, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1. ... Sermon. You are apt to think and say, “It is time enough yet for me to seek after God.” But “have you made a covenant with death?” have you been assured that neither disease nor accident shall cut you off in the bloom of life? THEME: TO BE A BIBLICAL MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH WE MUST: I. 1 Peter 4:7. The watchfulness and the sobriety to which he exhorted them, belong, as I think, to the mind rather than to the body. The end of all things. A mind excited by passions and lusts cannot pray. Peter believed that such use of gifts is for ministry, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2. ; Vulg. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. With the day of judgment an assured event and not far away, it behooves us to be sober or serious minded. ( Log Out / Therefore be clear-minded and sober, so that you can pray. Some say Peter is speaking about the destruction of Jerusalem. Serving for Godâs Glory. : vigilate, inexactly; νήφειν has here the same meaning as in chap. Some persons are fond of asserting that the Apostles were mistaken in this belief; that when they wrote the end of all things was not at hand. The fact that both ideas are synonymous, forbids any separation, with de Wette and Hofmann, of σωφρονήσατε from νήψατε, and the conjoining of εἰς τ προσευχάς with the latter term only. This they do partly on account of ἁμαρτιῶν, which they maintain cannot well be applied to the mutual offences of common life (see however Matthew 18:15, ἐὰν ἁμαρτήσῃ εἰς σὲ ὁ ἀδελφός σου) and partly on account of ὅτι, which “indicare videtur incitamentum aliquod, quo Christianus amor commendatur” (Hottinger in De W.). In other words they were to think sensibly, and behave sensibly in the light of His coming. They should speak "as the oracles of God" b. ‘and sober spirit’-‘calm, collected in spirit, circumspect’ (Thayer p. 425); ‘well balanced, self-controlled’ (Arndt p. 538); ‘thoughtful men of prayer’ (Tay). Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. The gift of serving, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. We can complain to a fellow-creature with ease and fluency: but the moment we attempt to express our wants in prayer to God, our minds wander to the very ends of the earth, and our mouths are shut before him. We may have seen the vanity of earthly things, and have formed a resolution to withdraw our affections from them, and to prosecute with care the things belonging to our everlasting peace: we may have actually begun to execute our purposes: we may have begun to pay more attention to divine ordinances, than we have done in past times, and to read some religious books, and to cultivate an acquaintance with some pious characters, in hopes of getting instruction from them, and of furthering thereby our eternal interests: but death will cut short all these good beginnings, and leave us cause to bewail to all eternity that we had deferred the concerns of our souls so long. Found 21 times in the New Testament, NOTE: This doxology closes this section of I Peter. 5:9, 10). That the apostle, without fixing the time or the hour of it, looked upon the advent of Christ and the end of the world,—in its condition hitherto,—therewith connected, as near at hand, must be simply admitted.(246). Here begins the third series of exhortations, which has special reference to life in the church, and is linked on to the thought of the nearness of the end of all things (see Introd. But even if so, there can be no reasonable doubt that Proverbs 10:12 was the source of it: so that it comes to nearly the same thing. And to this end they needed to be of sound mind, (‘God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind’ - 2 Timothy 1:7), and be sober in their thinking and their lives, in such a way that they would continue in prayer. 1 Peter 3:13-22 Facing Persecution for Christ. These counsels are for personal life. Point to Note: Compare this instruction with the practices of modern religious groups who claim that they know when Jesus is coming. Instead, Peter is using the word âcharismaâ in the same sense that Paul uses it in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; . proper prayer is not an "opiate" or escape, but rather a function of clear vision and a seeking of even clearer vision from God. This verse also reveals that spiritual alertness and mental calmness are necessary for our prayers to be effective. (Ephesians 6:18) ‘When a man’s mind is unbalanced, when he lets his own prejudices run away with him, when his approach to life is frivolous and selfish and irresponsible, he obviously cannot pray as he ought…We only learn to pray when we take life so wisely and so seriously that we begin to say in all things: “Thy will be done”.’ (Barclay p. 299). When they realized we had come to talk about spiritual things, the atmosphere chilled. § 2). 1 Peter 4:7-11. . HAVE THE PROPER REASON FOR OUR PRAYER LIFEÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â vs. 7, Â Â Â Â A. Those who were most saintly in their lives, most fully endowed with all spiritual gifts, were those who in public and private were most earnest, most regular, most persevering, in their prayers and devotion. We left, indicating we â¦ ‘But the end of all things is at hand. (2:11) Оно напоминает христианину, что он гражданин небес, только временно проживающий на земле. We are simply administrators of that which belongs to God, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3. Оно напоминает также, что христианин найдет запись о его служении Богу и будет вознагражден по заслугам, когда предстанет на судилище Христово, а это последует за Вторым пришествием Христа и Восхищением Церкви (см. And each of us are to be "good stewards" (accountable servants) of whatever gifts or abilities we may have 3. ( Log Out / See on 1 Thessalonians 5:6-9. None knew or can know when it might come. Prophecy having reached its fulfilment in Jesus Christ, all that now awaits is the final summing up. . Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Peter deals with the ‘fear sign’ in Christians, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. James 5:8; Romans 13:11; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 2:18). In light of what is ahead, be sober minded, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. They would be especially necessary if any moment might see the end of the world. There is but One efficient cause of the hiding of sin; but mutual love applies that cause: draws the universal cover over the particular sin. Î Î¬Î½ÏÏÎ½ ) of all things ; and therefore also of the arrogance of the wicked, and of the sufferings of the righteous.â ÏÎÎ»Î¿Ï , the end ) when the number of the dead and living shall be complete: [in the last judgment.âV. ", "With the Messiah"s first advent the reality of the eschatological kingdom broke on human history; but with the King"s rejection, His eschatological kingdom was not established. Подчеркнув победу в страданиях через смерть, Петр здесь подчеркивает победу в страданиях через Второе пришествие Христа (ср. The mind thus indicates the direction in which the heart is going. A marriage survives on love and respect for the partner. —Not in time, but in the apostle’s vivid conception of eternal, realities. 1 Peter 5:6-11 Reaching the End of Suffering. A secret displeasure not openly told, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â c. Grumbling or complaining, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 4. “Unto prayer” is a slip for unto prayers; the difference is that it does not mean that we are to be always in frame to pray, but that actual prayers should be always on our lips: every incident in life should suggest them. Christ Himself, however, encouraged His disciples by such promises. HAVE THE PROPER USE OF OUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, Filed under Bible Study, Discipleship, Sermon. This sense of imminence pervades the New Testament, which does, however, also emphasise what is to be done before His coming. But it is no easy matter to persevere in prayer. The spiritual life can no more grow without devotion than the bodily life can exist without breathing. The word is used elsewhere of things that were soon to happen (Matthew 26:45; Luke 22:1 ‘was approaching’; Matthew 3:2). The end of all things; the end of the world, which the holy scriptures would have us consider as ever near, and for which they exhort us to maintain a constant state of preparation. Generous to Christian guest, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2. HAVE THE PROPER LOVE TOWARD ONE ANOTHERÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â vs. 8-9, Â Â Â Â A. Yet the chronology of the ‘end,’ as Christ Himself had taught them (Acts 1:7), was not disclosed to them, and there were things which they knew must intervene before that time (2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:7). If the end is right around the corner, one should live accordingly, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 3. The coming end of all things, enforcing this law of holiness, 1 Peter 4:7-11. In the context of this passage the Greek also denotes the end of all things ungodly is near, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a. ], "To charge Paul or Peter with false prophecy for saying1900 years ago that the end is near, is to treat them unfairly. We go to church when other good people play or watch sports, enjoy the outdoors, or just catch up on sleep. ]: but it is contracted to a very narrow span; nor can we be sure that it shall continue even to the expiration of the present day: so justly may it be said in reference to all of us, “The end of all things is at hand.”]. He will not help those who do not feel the need of His assistance. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. The ‘end’ is the new view-point from which they are offered to the eye, but the graces themselves are such as relate specially to what Christians should be in face of temptations to heathen vice and under the burden of heathen persecution. But again, this certainly is not what Peter intends in our text. One Thing Is Above All Others In The Local ChurchÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â vs. 8a, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 1. But that eschatological encounter introduced a new element into the nature of history. 1 Peter 1:13 - Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (Verses like 1 Peter 1:13) Luke 21:36 - Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. But the end of all things is at hand:— That is, of all things relating to the Jewish temple, city, and nation:—an event, which so strongly corroborated the prophecies, and was on many accounts so alarming in itself, and so confirmatory of the Christian religion, that we cannot wonder the sacred writers dwell so often upon it. The plural points to repeated prayer (Schott). How we treat one Christian is how we treat all Christians, Â Â Â Â D. Love Shall Cover The Multitude Of SinsÂ Â Â vs. 8d, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â c. To hinder the knowledge of a thing, NOTE:Â Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.Â Â Â Â Â Proverbs 10:12, Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 2. They would understand the words, as of old Œc., ὁ μὲν γὰρ εἰς τὸν πλησίον ἔλεος, τὸν θεὸν ἡμῖν ἵλεων ποιεῖ, and many Commentators both Romanist (not Estius) and Protestant, that love causes God to overlook a multitude of sins. End of all-things is at hand or near comparatively speaking, for "our life on earth is but a span." In the former sense, as referring to nearness of place, see, because love covereth a multitude of sins. Romans 13:12; James 5:8; Philippians 4:5. The same is true for church membership. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray."
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