1 Peter Chapter 5 Discussion

  • Bks59 - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Now that was really great what you said. I needed info like that.
  • GiGi - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Yes,, Richard. Satan is our adversary. I have wondered if he and the angels watched while God created Adam and Eve. Or, if they did, was he already in his fallen state and so became very envious and determined to destroy this creation imprinted with the image of God. He does want to destroy the human race anyway he can. He knows he cannot destroy God. so, he continues to rebel, becoming more and more evil with every passing moment. He especially hates prayer, as you said.

    I think he also hates the human family, the marriage union, and the begetting of children. His goal is to decrease the world population any way he can. He especially does not want Christians to be fruitful and multiply because then we would soon outnumber the unbelieving as we bring our children up in the faith! He does not want us to be surrounded by billions of believing who have shared godly values and lifestyles because our influence upon the world would be magnified.

    He hates it when we focus on God in worship and in the Word of Life. He hates it when we share God's truths with others. He hates it when we build one another up in faith and love. He hates it when we have harmony between us and when we are united in purpose. He hates it when we magnify the Lord ad refuse to give him undue attention.

    We need to be wise concerning him, but confident that God will protect us. The Holy Spirit lives within us. There is no room for him in us and the Spirit prevents him from possessing us because we are God's possession in Christ.

    Praise the Lord for that!
  • Richard H Priday on 1 Peter 5
    Discussion on Satan as a "roaring lion".

    One of the best ways to describe Satan is as a chameleon which I suppose is something like the serpent in Genesis 3. In order to entice men to sin; he will infatuate the heart; afflict with fear; cripple with sickness; appeal to the baser nature; lusts of the eyes; flesh; violence; etc. The poison bait is always set for the perfect trap for a person based on their disposition. The enemy of our souls would like us to think that he is in charge of hell as well; as he is a master at inflicting all sorts of mental torments which; of course he tries to utilize his own "cures" such as sorcery; witchcraft; and any variety of false religions to bring short term; temporary relief while upping the ante on the toxin. Obviously; self destruction is one of his favorite things; and he can use those with violent fantasies through video games; for instance to try to "rule the world" by such methodologies. Whether they be a two bit bank robber that is shot dead at the first try; or a mad dictator nearly ruling the world the end is surely the same. Antichrist will be the final ruler and; of course right before he destroys all humanity he himself will be the first one to be thrown into the lake of fire; along with the false prophet Satan's other tool. Satan's doom will be after the 1000 years confined to the bottomless pit.

    As long as we remain in these earthly bodies and with a fallen nature whether Christians or not we must NEVER underestimate the enemy. He will be allowed to test us; if He did this with Paul and with Christ and with Job we are certainly (that is if dangerous to his kingdom) be on his list. For most of us "peons" he will use one of his emissaries to do the dirty work; he saves his personal efforts to those at the top of his heirarchy and the same can be said for top principalities and powers at his command. I am convinced that prayer is at the top of the goals he has to throw the wrecking ball at.
  • Marke on 1 Peter 5
    1 Peter 5:10

    1 Peter 5:10

    But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

    Be patient, beloved, God will put you through trials in order to perfect you, but He does it for your own good because He loves you.
  • Charles Robert Northup - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Humility being humble it sounds simple, but ego makes it hard, but honestly most do none anymore. The church has become worldly, and we tend to do as they do more then what God says.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Sandra.

    I misread your question originally,

    That is a great question!! Here's a few verses out those mentioned I believe to be shown the toughest.

    1 Peter 5:2-3, 5-6.

    V2 ) Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

    V 3 ) Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

    Vs 5)Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    V 6) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:


    A lesson the Lord taught Peter in

    John 13:4-8.

    How do you expresses this and be truthful when someone is taken in a fault?

    Example: Galatians 6:1-3. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual,


    Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

    For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

    Here's several issues come to mind in the verses you mentioned.

    1). Humility: In ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance humbleness of mind a modest estimate of one's own worth. In theology, humility consists in lowliness of mind a deep sense of one's own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will.

    A prideful person wants praise and God's glory for himself. How do you restore that person in meekness without backlash? By not telling them the truth or just ignore them even if they're leading people Astray?

    We all have had faults and still do, but we must be truthful and meekness in our approach while considering ourselves.

    I believe this is where we worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24.

    God bless.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Sandra.

    Are you talking about our Christian walk?

    Please specify.

    God bless you.
  • Sandra wadley on 1 Peter 5
    1 Peter chp 5. Verse 1 thur 7

    What do you find the most difficult to practice?
  • Jyoelle on 1 Peter 5
    This is the best website I always use this for church
  • Mercy and Grace - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Mercy is the act of withholding deserved punishment, while grace is the act of endowing unmerited favor.

    In His mercy, God does not give us punishment we deserve, namely hell; while in His grace, God gives us the gift we do not deserve, namely heaven. God is love.

    Read John chapter 3 and, 1 John ch 1-9
  • Rick - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Marcie A great definition of grace is divine unmerited favour, nothing earned it is just given, I.E. For by grace are ye saved through faith it is the gift of God.
  • Marcie Schnell on 1 Peter 5
    Share verses that defines Grace
  • BSP on 1 Peter 5
    Verse 5-we must cloth ourselves with humility and look for ways to serve others. This is an ongoing process because as imperfect humans we must fight against improper pride.
  • Messenger - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hello bigirimana benjamin, like your comment.

    yes we have plenty examples of good shepherds in the bible also.

    1 Timothy 3; Titus 1

    and we have the best example Jesus Christ. What he taught us. and how he treated

    people of all race.

  • Bigirimana Benjamin on 1 Peter 5
    Although Bad Shepherds Exist In These Last Days True Elders Must Lead The Flock They Have Been Entrusted In A Good Way So That The Reward From The Everlasting Be Bestowed Upon Them.May They Not Wear Out For The Lord Is At Hand.May They Be Blessed Those Who Lead Not For Sordid Gain.
  • DIETARY CAUTIONS AND FUN - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Those dietary laws were given for various reasons. Jacob wrestled with "a man" till daybreak. His thigh was compressed and crippled and to this day, Jews do not eat animal thighs and tendons.

    There was no refrigeration.

    As polluted as our oceans are today, (referring to the garbage "continents" floating in our oceans; which can be googled with photos).

    Also with nuclear accidents and a report Peter Jennings did in the 90's, with videos: of barrels of nuclear wasted dropped off the back of garbage barges. Only a few miles off shore. That report was buried but I taped it. :D

    I find the Meat Industry most shocking. I don't give a flying leprechaun what they say!! China sells USA their infected meat, so they can buy our non-infected meat for their elite citizens. Only President Trump cared enough to put IMPORT SANCTIONS ON CHINA MEAT. Of course Biden has rescinded all of Trumps sanctions. :(

    All of my allegations are on Google with stories, photos, and arrests made for illegal importing.

    Back in the 60-70's we had FONDUE parties. USDA certified meat dipped in cheese and other fun sauces. Very festive. We need to party safe. People who serve up really festive holiday meals, are Jewish; believe it or not.

    In Texas, it's wall-to-wall Mexican dishes, roasted on a spit Whole pig, barbecue, as in cow; chili cook off'sand FRESHWATER fried catfish. Turkeys don't rule here. We have seafood farms; stuff that doesn't glow in the dark. :D
  • Peter - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    The short answer is "no". Take pork for example: God knew the Israelites would die from eating it because they hadn't yet learned how to cure. This was done for their protection.

    ( 1 Timothy 4:2-4)

    2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

    3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

    4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

    This has undertones of the RC church, forcing people to eat fish on Friday due to a fish surplus.
  • Shirley mccay on 1 Peter 5
    In the bible there are certain foods we are not supposed to eat, pork, shell fish, things like that that we all consume now days but are we still supposed to sustain from eating those foods today? Thank you!
  • Sarah - in Reply on 1 Peter 5

    What grief your family has gone through!!!!!! I am so sorry your grandfather passed away! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Misty Stanley - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Thank you so much and God bless you!!!!
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Misty,

    Praise God for your confession of faith!!

    Stay in the word and walk in his statues.

    Test everything in the light of scripture, let it have Authority and keep praying to the Lord to let his will be done.

    Again stay in the word! new and old testament.

    God bless you.
  • Grace Simmonds on 1 Peter 5:8
    Peter is telling us to know the tactics of the enemy, line our selves with the armor of God, and stand. The devil comes in different form and shape and we have to know who we are in Christ Jesus. He comes as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour and if we are not wise not in our wisdom yet the wisdom of God, he will trap us in his snare.Amen.
  • Misty L Stanley - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Thank you so much Rosemary, I am looking forward to this new journey in my life. God bless you.
  • Cheyenne - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    A really good Church that I have been attending in North Fort Myers Florida is Victory Baptist Church me and my family have been going to this church for a long time now since before I was born we are like one family at this church we are small but growing.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi Carlos.

    I agree with what you have been told by others, especially prayer throughout your reading for understanding.

    And most important be sure you have gave your life to Christ. Wisdom and understanding is given by the Holyspirit.

    Here's a verse that may encourage you.

    James 1:5-8 (KJV) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

    But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

    For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

    A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

    This is a great site to visit for help.

    God bless.
  • Mishael - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. When you study the Bible, always ask the Holy Spirit to Teach you what you are reading.
  • Bro Barney - in Reply on 1 Peter 5

    I cannot think of a single book that would explain every verse in the Bible. But, there are many fine commentators that can help guide you. I enjoy the teachings of Dr. David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Radio. For a verse by verse commentator I often turn to David Guzik of Enduring Word Commentary. He provides free resources that can be obtained in many ways. I am sure others will have suggestions also.

    God bless
  • Sacha - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Hi CARL64 ,please dont get discouraged ,the Bible is a very big book full of information that no one could possibly remember it all or understand it all first or even second time around ,have patience with yourselves ,the more you read the clearer things become and you start to see the beauty and the love and the perfection and you just want to read more and more as you see it all fitting together so wonderfully ,take your time ,try to relax and enjoy it and dont fret if you dont understand something ,it will all get clearer as you go along .
  • Linda Ruggiero - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Yes, Joshua, It is amazing ( grace) that you have honored God's authority in putting video games behind you. Of course, the devil is relentless, and would try to lure you back, especially in these days that are so needed to be close to God.

    Always go back to the cross. therein lies our victory. Knowing Jesus died specifically and personally for you to overcome any sin of idolatry...he knew before you were born you would have problem with this. He shed His blood but then rose triumphant to free us from any strongholds of enemy and self indulgence. God bless you with great victory that is already won for you. no striving, just faith in Him...... You have a beautiful name. one of the only 2 of all Israel to went into the promise land, knowing the giants were promised defeat.
  • Tom - in Reply on 1 Peter 5
    Oh Lord, you are a God! God of truth, righteousness and justice! We pray for justice and mercy today to prevail. May

    God arise and his enemies be scattered! Lord, open the eyes of those that are spiritually blinded and please strengthen your people and grant them justice. May your peace fill their heartsick the midst of all chaos. For you are their hope and they put their trust in you! You are always with them, you will not leave nor forsake them may you give them new Grace, hope and strength! In Jesus name amen

    Will be sharing your prayer request with other intercessors.

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