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1 Peter 4:1

1 Peter 4:1

I am sure, as Peter started to write his epistle, his thoughts must have raced back to that day when he denied His Lord three times. Jesus had died for him and taken the punishment that he rightfully deserved.. and yet Peter was not rejected or replaced. Peter was not only forgiven of all his sins, but re-commissioned by the risen Lord Jesus Christ, to be His chief apostle - who would feed His sheep, shepherd His lambs.. and unlock the kingdom of heaven to Jew read more...

1 Peter 4:2

1 Peter 4:2

Christian character and Christian conduct covers a significant chunk of early church writings and apostolic epistles.. and Peter takes time in his letter to reiterate a believer's position in Christ and the privileges we have in Him. Peter explains how this should affect our relationship with others.. and impact every aspect of our Christian walk.

As elect believers, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father.. who are read more...

1 Peter 4:4

1 Peter 4:4

Before we were saved by grace through faith in Christ we were dead in our sins, at enmity with God, slaves of Satan and governed by the old, fallen sin-nature. During that pre-salvation time we were spiritually dead and without God, which means that both the noble deeds we carried out in the flesh, as well as our evil works, selfish actions the undisciplined behaviours, were ALL considered by God as unacceptable, and read more...

1 Peter 4:5

1 Peter 4:5

Preparation for the coming of the Lord was a watchword in the days of the apostle Peter, and it continues to be an increasingly important guiding principle for us today - for the time of Christ's return is closer than when we first believed.

As Christians, we are to remember that the Lord Jesus suffered in the flesh, for our sake - so that we could be saved by grace through faith in Him. But we are to translate that eternal truth read more...

1 Peter 4:7

1 Peter 4:7

However young or old a person may be in physical years, the fleeting breath of this brief life is but a drop in the vast ocean of eternity as time tick-tocks away. Though the moon continues to rise, and the sun sets in the western skies, in their ever-circling round, and as spring skips through summer into autumn's golden fall, the end of all things is drawing very close. With every passing year, we are drawing nearer to what Peter calls, the end of read more...

1 Peter 4:8

1 Peter 4:8

The warm gentleness and tender-hearted forgiveness of Paul's chapter on love, in 1 Corinthians 13: (God's greatest fruit the Spirit) is condensed into one tiny verse by Peter, the big 'fisher-of-men,' who was such a fervent lover of his Lord and encouraged us to: above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins. 

Peter had experienced the impact of Christ's read more...

1 Peter 4:10

1 Peter 4:10

The Bible gives some serious warnings about living in the last days. As the time for Christ's return for His church draws ever closer we are warned to be clear-minded and self-controlled. We are exhorted to be sober in deed and watchful in prayer. We are to have fervent love for one another knowing that love covers a multitude of sins and we are to extend gracious hospitality to all those with whom we come in contact - and to do it without complaining.

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1 Peter 4:12

1 Peter 4:12

As Christians we are citizens of heaven who are passing through a cursed world, which is filled with condemned sinners who are in need of Christ's forgiveness.. and God has given us everything we need to live a victorious Christian life in this fallen world. But too many Christians wrongly think that a victorious Christian life is a happy, trouble-free existence.. where every whim of our heart is magically fulfilled by some sugar-daddy in the sky - cherry-picking read more...

1 Peter 4:13

1 Peter 4:13

Christ suffered greatly in His earthly life and as members of His spiritual body we too are most likely to be called on individually and corporately to go through some fierce mental anguish, physical suffering or emotional pain. Paul actually calls on us to rejoice when we do become partakers of His suffering, for there is a depth of meaning in this verse that touches every member of the world-wide mystical Body of Christ Jesus, which is the Church – read more...

1 Peter 4:14

1 Peter 4:14

God’s economy seems to be diametrically opposite from man’s logic, for the wisdom of man is foolishness to Him. Yet too often we are influenced by the world, and we seem tainted with a humanistic mindset. Things that are exulted by man are so often despised by the Lord, yet elements that are abhorrent to man are of the greatest value to our Father.

Which of us sees insults as a blessing, or wounds as the mark of beauty. Who would think the way up read more...

1 Peter 4:16

1 Peter 4:16

We have been eternally saved by grace through faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are also kept by grace, through the power of the Most High God, and are eternally secure, for there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus.

‘LORD’, is His regal and deathless title, for He is the read more...

1 Peter 4:17

1 Peter 4:17

Many consider that when Peter said, "it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God", he was referring to God’s judgement falling on the physical House of God in Jerusalem, in AD 70. Indeed, Ezekiel 9:6 describes such a judgement spreading out from there.

A great and terrible judgement did befall the Jewish Temple and God’s chosen people, as Christ had warned - for the Temple was destroyed, and not one read more...

1 Peter 4:19

1 Peter 4:19

For many decades, the west has been spared much of the persecution that has been the norm, throughout almost 2000 years of Church history. Indeed, the Christian life of recent years, is far more accurately labelled the 'abnormal' Christian life, for down through centuries of time, Bible-believing Christians, have been hunted down, brutally persecuted, frequently killed, and treated abominably, for righteousness sake.

Much of read more...