Presentation on theme: "1 P é. 1:22-2:3. 1:22a, having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth –Purified, a ref. to baptism; preparation (3-12) 1:22b, for a sincere."— Presentation transcript:
1:22a, having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth –Purified, a ref. to baptism; preparation (3-12) 1:22b, for a sincere brotherly love –They had committed for salvation –God had that and more in mind. 1 Tim. 1:5-6, the goal – the object of ambition, the aim of the teacher and the text – is love. –Brotherly. The work starts at baptism.
1:22c, love… –Peter’s conclusion –What else would we expect: Fulfill your destiny; perform the function you were created to perform –Earnestly, fervently – boiling
1:23-25, –Since…, reminders motivate: Grass withers, symbolizing life on earth – here for a season But the word endures forever, the Word would outlast them –This has been confirmed: These Christians have been dead for 2000 years. –Appl.: Make hay while the sun shines.
2:1, so put away all… 9 times in NT: –Apos. 7:58, clothing –M á t é 14:3, John’s imprisonment –The rest refer to behavior/character traits Efez. 4:22-25…32, lay aside…put away –Take off bad habits like articles of clothing. –Then lock them up in prison for life.
2:2, like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk –Replace/exchange with… –Spiritual milk: God’s word, cf. “meat.” –Pure: Not commentaries. Not theological books. Not the preacher. The Bible. –Long: “I need more. When is my next opportunity to read/study?”
–2:2b, that by it you may grow up to salvation “If you want to grow up to be big and strong like Daddy, drink lots of milk.”
É zs. 11:6-9, a metaphor/allegory depicting brotherly love –…9a, they will not hurt or destroy…. How not?! –9b, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord The gospel changed them
Observations: Longing for God’s word and loving your brothers are not automatically matured at baptism We’ve got to work to improve them: –Itsy-bitsy: –Itsy-bitsy: Big endings had small beginnings: begin with little bites. –Increase: –Increase: Nurture them into habits. –Indulge: –Indulge: Gluttony is not prohibited.
Observations: Longing for God ’ s word and loving your brothers both are possible. Dt. 30:11 Longing for God ’ s word and loving your brothers are commandments. We ’ re accountable, 1:23-25 Applications from 2:1
Malice A mean-spirited or vicious attitude or disposition –Causing pain for the joy of it –Illus.: little boys who tear the wings off of flies to watch them suffer –July news: Man bites off 3-year-old's lip and ear –Some who are just as perverted attack the mind, emotions, and the spirit, of others
Deceit Making someone believe a falsehood This hurts others and self: –Jer. 9:6, practicing deceit prevents knowledge of God –Zsolt. 5:6, 9, their inward part is destruction itself –Zsolt. 35:1, 20, they do not speak/seek peace
Hypocrisy To create a public impression that is at odds with one’s real purposes or motivations P é ld. 7:14-19; Ac. 5 P é ld. 26:24-27 –24, Disguises Hypocrisy is a drama term - acting; costume Not all lies are spoken –24, hates. There are no nice hypocrites!
25, when he speaks… do not believe him –They are a waste of time 27, he who digs a pit will fall into it… Zsolt. 55:2-6, 12-14: "Stabbed in the back" Zsolt. 101:7, he that practices deceit shall not dwell in my house (Jelen. 21:8, minden hazugnak)
Envy Ill-will, associated with ‘evil eye’ Illus.: Saul, 1 S á m. 18:8-9 P é ld. 14:30, passion / envy KJV, NKJ, NIV, ESV is rottenness to the bones – cancer P é ld. 27:4, wrath… anger… jealousy? –Whether this is 2 nd or 3 rd person, someone is destroyed. And, depending on the strength of the other, possibly both
Slander The act of speaking ill of another; injurious Tearing down others to make self look good Illus.: 2 S á m. 16:3; gossip P é ld. 10:18, he who spreads slander is a fool…. –Not a great legacy; so much for looking good. Zsolt. 140:1-4, 10-11, burning coals, fire, pit –They work against themselves –Causing faithful to urge God to move against the liar.
Conclusion The power of one malicious person. The punishment of one malicious person. The potential of one malicious person.