In the best texts, these verbs are future. A while - short and inconsiderable, as compared with the glory. And ended his prayer with a doxology to God, expressive … accept the call, and faithfully use the grace. Suffered awhile—Suffered a little, either in time or in amount. And so we travel to the highest, the last, and the best. No suffering will last forever for the believer in Christ. The process was equally necessary in their new fishing and the word was naturally applied to the mending of the Churches or individual Christians who by their good behaviour must catch men (see e.g., 1 Corinthians 1:10). Ð²Ð¾ÑÑÑ (ÑÑ. Through their suffering God will produce a fully restoredâ¦ confirmed character in them.â (Davids p. 195), âconfirmâ-âstrengthen, make firmâ (Thayer p. 588) (Luke 22:32; Romans 16:25; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Peter 1:12; Revelation 3:2). Watch our overview video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The verbs tend to intertwine with each other. It is describing our inheritance, incorruptible and undefiled which is reserved in Heaven for us (1 Peter 1:4-5); it is the final consequence of the salvation of our ‘inner lives’ (1 Peter 1:9); it is the culmination of the glories that will follow the sufferings of Christ (1 Peter 1:11); it is the consequence of the gracious and abundant outpouring of His love which is to be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13); it results from the glory given to Jesus Christ at His resurrection (1 Peter 1:21), the glory which He had had with the Father before the world was (John 17:5); it is the glorious hope of the saints of God (1 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 3:15); it is one reason why, at the revelation of the glory of Christ, we will rejoice with exceeding joy (1 Peter 4:13), not only because He has received His glory, but because He has graciously dispensed it upon us. Karen H. Jobes. The ‘stablish’ means to plant firmly, to make fast, so that there shall be no tossing or overturning. And here now we find the final end of that calling (1 Peter 2:9), a participation in His eternal glory in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 1:11; 1 Peter 5:1; 1 Peter 5:4; compare Hebrews 2:10). Note secondly that His aim is to perfect, establish and strengthen them, through the testing of their faith (1 Peter 1:7), so that they can face the future with calmness. Some have supposed the terms in which Peter, with a confidence touched with emotion, rapidly unfolds what God may be trusted to do, to be all figures drawn from the one conception of the Church as a building, the ‘house’ already noticed in chap. Heeding his words ma… That he, us is proof of his grace, while both the grace and the call are through the merit of, , and the ultimate purpose of both is, to bring all who obediently. B. 1 Peter 5:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 5:10, NIV: "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5, Adam Clarke Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. That said, the Bible is also clear that, because of our sinful nature, we are unable to come to God apart from his will to draw us to him (Jn 6:44). But Peter assures them that they have nothing to fear from such persecution, for it is the God of all grace Who will be their strengthener and upholder. The last part of the verse is a wish on behalf of the brethren for certain blessings to be given to them by the God of all grace. 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: The indication of the messenger, 1 Peter 5:12a B. Our salvation is purely a gift from God, to be received gratefully. NKJV But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. Christ Jesus. Hence the opening ‘but,’ or ‘moreover’ (not ‘and’). For the believer, it is meant to refine us and prepare us for glory and reward at the Final Judgment. As believers in Christ we are loved with an everlasting love and have been drawn by God with loving-kindness and with great goodness. 1 Peter 2:5. And so He will fulfil His beautiful promise, IV. Here’s a very helpful verse to go through while we’re waiting on God: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” – 1 Peter 5:10, NIV. 10), Ð¿Ð¾ÐºÐ»Ð¾Ð½ÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðµ (ÑÑ. The ‘strengthen’ recalls Christ’s commission to Peter himself, the commission which he was discharging by this very writing, ‘When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren’ (Luke 22:32). And in this way, 4th, May he make you perfect, or complete Christians, lacking nothing, destitute of no grace or virtue, and possessing every one in a mature state, a state of meetness for the inheritance of the saints in light. Note fourthly how this ties in with their being sojourners in 1 Peter 1:1; 1 Peter 2:13. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. . Peter is writing to Christians who have been undergoing a large amount of persecution. If we remain faithful God, we will lose absolutely nothing! 1 Peter 5:10. 1 Peter 4. It is because they are travelling onwards to the eternal glory, with their eyes fixed on the One Who died for them and rose again in order that they may be with Him in glory. But Peter could also refer to the fact that the persecution would terminate at the death of Nero, and there would be a period of peace. 1 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23). Colossians 1:23, and App-146. It may be the physical suffering that goes with living in these frail bodies that get sick and die. This was the peculiar work assigned to St. Peter—thou having converted confirm— —the brethren (Luke 22:32).— is only apparently unique, being equivalent to or (Hesychius) cf.Colossians 1:11, and Hebrews 11:34, (parallel to . Settle. Compare 1 John 3:1-3. Their pilgrim journey has still some way to go, but the God Who has called them to His eternal glory, will now sustain them for the rest of the way. See App-125. The concluding doxology, 1 Peter 5:11 V. The Conclusion, 1 Peter 5:12-14 A. He will not let His purpose fall short of completion (1 Samuel 3:12). 5:10-14 In conclusion, the apostle prays to God for them, as the God of all grace. 1 Peter 5:10 - After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. The designation of God as the ‘God of all grace,’ the God who is so rich in grace that all grace comes from Him, adds to the strength of the assurance. The God of all grace — Of all mercy, compassion, and free, unmerited goodness; and the source of all those influences of the Holy Spirit, by which alone true spiritual light and life, peace, purity, and consolation, can be attained; who hath called — Invited; us unto his eternal glory — And not merely to behold, but to possess it; and hath sent us the invitation by Christ Jesus — His Word made flesh; that is, not only through him, as Mediator, who hath procured the inestimable blessing for us by his obedience unto death, but by him as a Divine Messenger, the greatest that ever appeared among men, confirming and enforcing his message by a most holy life, by extreme sufferings, by mighty miracles, by an ignominious, painful death, and a most glorious resurrection. Commentary on 1 Peter 5:10-14 (Read 1 Peter 5:10-14) In conclusion, the apostle prays to God for them, as the God of all grace. The same contrast between temporary affliction and the eternal glory is drawn by St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:17, ’ , where in addition to the antithesis between eternal glory and temporary suffering the weight of glory (play on meanings of root ) is opposed to the lightness of tribulation.— has the force of (1 Thessalonians 5:24).— , shall perfect. 1. And the reason that we can show forth His excellencies (1 Peter 2:9) is precisely because we ourselves have seen the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6), a vision that has transformed our lives. Peter wants to encourage Christians who are suffering for Christ.Although Christians might suffer in this life, they will not suffer for ever.This world is not their real home. By the first, I understand that God will knit you together; one part with another. The idea conveyed by the ‘perfect’ is that of preparing completely, equipping fully, bringing into fault less order, so that nothing shall be wanting. A secondary purpose is to encourage Christians to face persecution and suffering (1 Pe 1… In Titus 2:12, Paul writes of the grace of God training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, that is, to deny what the self desires.Self-denial requires genuine humility in submission, or it is merely a counterfeit. Probably, as Beza observes, Peter omitted it as being a word of common use, which, in such a connection, would be easily supplied in the reader’s mind. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… God will not continue the trials of his people longer than their good requires: when this end is secured, he will bring them forth as gold from the furnace, purer and better fitted for pure and eternal joys. 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