1 Peter 4:12-19

2 thoughts on “1 Peter 4:12-19”

  1. 1 Peter 4:12: I consider the word “beloved” in this verse and I think that maybe we should consider ourselves the beloved of God if we are deemed worthy to suffer or go thru a trial for His Name’s sake and not to consider it strange when the fiery trial comes, but consider yourself fortunate as verse 4:13 alludes to. Rejoice because of it.

    4:13: share in Christ’s sufferings = share in His Glory

    4:14: if the world hated Jesus then it should hate His disciples. Be concerned if the world loves you as one of its own.

    4:15-16: suffering as the world suffers is not God’s will, suffering as the world suffers is just suffering, but suffering as a Christian is communion with Christ and it brings glory.

    4:17: The church is supposed to be judged, His Apostle alludes that it was prudent and time for this to occur. A warning was thrown out to those who are not obedient to the gospel of God. It could be that those who do not obey the gospel of God are not true believers. This verse warns about disobedience and makes us think that the outcome will not be a favorable one for those who are.

    4:18: the righteousness are scarcely saved. This statement is something to consider the pros and cons of. Again, the hypothetical and/or rhetorical question about the outcome of the ungodly and of the unjustified sinners makes one think that it will not be good. The warnings are clear! Everyone’s final outcome will be perfectly just, there will be no valid excuses.

    4:19: Are you suffering according to God’s will? If so, exercise full trust in your Faithful God! Hang in there! Don’t give up! He is Faithful!

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