In this last session on 1 Peter, Steve covers the topics of persecution and suffering for Christ's sake, instructions for overseers of the church, and resisting the devil during times of tempation.
1 Peter 4:12-5:14
New King James Version (NKJV)
Suffering for God’s Glory
17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now
“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”[c]
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
Shepherd the Flock
5 The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly,[d] not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; 4 and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
Submit to God, Resist the Devil
“God resists the proud,But gives grace to the humble.”[e]
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Farewell and Peace
13 She who is in Babylon, elect together with you, greets you; and so does Mark my son. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.
Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
- 1 Peter 4:14 NU-Text omits the rest of this verse.
- 1 Peter 4:16 NU-Text reads name.
- 1 Peter 4:18 Proverbs 11:31
- 1 Peter 5:2 NU-Text adds according to God.
- 1 Peter 5:5 Proverbs 3:34
- 1 Peter 5:8 NU-Text and M-Text omit because.
- 1 Peter 5:10 NU-Text reads But the God of all grace . . . will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
- 1 Peter 5:10 NU-Text and M-Text read you.