1 peter 4:7 explanation
THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND: Panton de to telos eggiken (3SRAI): The end (5056) (telos) means an end, a completion, a consummation. The sap had turned to syrup, and the syrup had crystallized and burned. 9:28; Rev. Exodus 14:28 And the waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaoh's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. On the ordinary business of life, Christians had journeys to make. One wonders how many today love his appearing. In Acts Luke uses the adverb ektenos describing the prayers of the church for Peter who was imprisoned ("prayer for him was being made fervent by the church to God" in Acts 12:5). Although the verb is not the same as used by Peter, the verb bears in 1 Corinthians 13:7 conveys a similar dynamic of Biblical love. Click here for list below of all uses of telos in NT and in the Septuagint (Lxx). 3:19; Heb. BECAUSE LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS: hoti agaphe kaluptei (3SPAI) plethos hamartion: Because - see discussion of terms of explanation. It referred to achievement of one's ends, or carrying a plan to its conclusion or end. They were to live so that the Lord would find them as ready as if they had known the exact moment of His appearing. Anything we do that is purely temporal (including that believers do in the power of their flesh rather than the power of the Spirit) is doomed to extinction, but all good deeds in the power of the Spirit will yield eternal treasure. And being in agony (Greek = agona = speaks of combat, giving prominence to the pain and labor of the conflict and in classic Greek referred to fear but not a phobos fear but the fear that shrinks and would flee, but the fear that trembles as to the issue, an emotion which spurs on to the uttermost) He was praying very fervently (ektenes); and His sweat became like drops of blood (a condition known as hematidrosis., the effusion of blood in one’s perspiration), falling down upon the ground. The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober [spirit] for the purpose of prayer. In the pipeline. The letter was written to Christians in Asia Minor (1:1) who were already suffering for their Christian faith. They were not watching for the "undertaker" but for the "Uppertaker." Some students spoke to him after the service and one said, "We just can't get this out of the New Testament the way you preached it today." Petr 4,7-11 . 7:18; 16:8; 24:7f; 30:18; 32:7; 38:16; 40:43; 44:20; Dan. (1 Peter 4:7) Peter informs the church that “the end of all things is near.” Yet, as we all know, nearly 2000 years have passed since these words were written by the apostle. The explanation of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:3b c. The nature of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:3c-4 d. The certainty of the salvation, 1 Peter 1:5 2. Scripture indicates that the only thing that prolongs this last chapter of history is the patience of God (note 2 Peter 3:9). The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Ezekiel 16:8 "Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love; so I spread My skirt over you and covered your nakedness. But in doubtful cases he will prefer being too generous in his conclusions to suspecting another unjustly. For more study here are some other resources: Naves Topic, Torrey's Topic, Smith's Bible Dictionary, ISBE article (in depth), Holman Bible Dictionary. Who on His Word rely, [Prov. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Peter uses the aorist imperative (command) calling for his readers to do this now, even with a sense of urgency in light of the dawning of the new day. The idea is impending. Ektenes was used to describe a horse whose legs are fully extended while galloping. There are 74 uses of kalupto in the non-apocryphal Septuagint, Exod. It is their duty also to love, watch, wait for, and hasten unto the coming of their Lord.––Luke 12:35, 37; 1Co 1:7, 8 1Th 1:9, 10-1Th 1:9; 10; 2Ti 4:8-note 2Pe 3:12-note; Re 22:20-note. Yet of all the work we do, prayer is the work which supports and undergirds all our other work (Ro 15:30-note; Ep 6:18-note; Col 4:2-note; 1Th 1:2-note; 1Th 3:10-note; 2T 1:3-note; Re 8:3-note). Barton remarks that such a "Love works as a shock absorber, cushioning and smoothing out the bumps and irritations caused by fellow believers. Elsewhere telos refers to a “tribute” (offering) to the Lord (Numbers 31:28,37,38ff.). "Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord"; "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." Hebrews 3:14-note For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end. We are to use them to serve and build up the body of Christ, first ministering to those Christians with whom God has brought us into immediate contact and then further expanding our ministry as God sees fit to open doors of greater usefulness and opportunity. Over and over again the New Testament insists on this duty of the open door. (Phillips: Touchstone), Wuest: Show hospitality to one another without murmuring. Martin Luther (1483-1546) had this to say about imminency - Christ designed that the day of His coming should be hid from us, that being in suspense, we might be, as it were, upon the watch. No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying, (Eerdmans). As C. E. B. Cranfield reminds us it describes a horse at full gallop and denotes “the taut muscle of strenuous and sustained effort, as of an athlete.” Our love must be energetic. See 1 Peter 2:9 (printed above under question #4) Our Christian calling is further described as the calling to “display the virtues of him who called you.” That is to say, by the grace of God we are called to live a Christ-like life and in so doing we will be reflecting and exhibiting the very virtues of God Himself. - Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), Hospitality is threefold: for one’s family, this of necessity; for strangers, this of courtesy; for the poor, this is charity. This interval between the comings of Christ is the time of the last days, and the last of these last days is always impending.” … It is better to see eggus as a term that teaches the imminency of a period of time that could begin to happen without the warning of signs. Inside the little ticket office is the station agent. 3:10–4:7). (Collected writings of W. E. Vine. Apathetic Living. Writing to Timothy, he stated that the time had "come for my departure" and that he would become a Christian martyr at the hands of the wicked Roman Emperor Nero (2 Tim. For every biblical reference to Jesus’ first coming there are eight that point to His return. ", John Calvin: "It ought to be the chief concern of the believer to fix his mind constantly on Christ's second advent.". 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. Paul's expectancy in itself demonstrates that there are no major signs or events yet future that will signal the rapture. "The ancient world loved and honoured hospitality. Peter encourages them with a vision of “an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you” (1:4), and calls them to live holy lives (1:15; 2:9). Besides that, when love applies herself to prayer, and when, in addition to prayer, she kindly gives admonition to a beloved friend, it often happens that true Christian love does really prevent a multitude of sins. To curb one's passions. It will be a great day for the church when we get off our detours and onto the King's Highway! Particularly in eschatological passages the NT picks up the thought of process implicit in the OT. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Is your hospitality "without grudging or murmuring"? ", William Barclay adds that ektenes "means outstretching in the sense of consistent; our love must be the love that never fails. (HCSB Study Bible), Friberg on telos - 1) as an action achievement, carrying out, fulfillment (Lk 22.37); (2) as a closing act end, termination, cessation (2Cor 3.13; 1Pet 4.7), opposite arche (beginning); (3) as a goal toward which movement is being directed outcome, end (result), purpose (1Ti 1.5); (4) as civic payment of what is owed tribute, tax, customs (duties) (Ro 13.7); (5) in adverbial expressions; (a) accusative (to telos) =. 1Cor 16:22). 1 Peter 1:1-2; 5:12-14 Reading the Passage, 1 Peter 1:1-2; 5:12-14 Exploring the Passage, 2 Peter 2:1-2,14-22 Exploring the Passage, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. When life is comfortable it is easy to disregard who we are and where we are destined to be. If we really love our fellow-men, we can accept their faults, and bear with their foolishness, and even endure their unkindness. (From sermon entitled "The Relationship of the Doctrine of the Return of Christ to Practical Holiness"), ILLUSTRATION - Steven Cole has an intriguing illustration regarding the practical impact that the imminency of Christ's appearing should have in our lives - "If your focus is set on the hope of Christ’s return, you will purify your life from every known sin (1Jn 3:2-note, 1Jn 3:3-note). According to the apostle Peter, what is the most important thing we can do to prepare for Christ’s return? "The end of all things is near. Up, up! They were not to do this under compulsion or for dishonest gain, but with willingness and eagerness. The precious doctrine is like an unwanted stepchild, ignored as though it were beneath the dignity of some even to mention it. 3:13, “on the end” (RV); heos telous, “unto the end,” 1 Cor. Gilbrant on telos in classical Greek - From the stem tel-, “to turn round,” telos “originally meant the turning point, hinge, the culminating point at which one stage ends and another begins; later goal” (Schippers, “Goal,” Colin Brown, 2:59). ", Fronmuller: "Peter in common with the other Disciples expected that the second advent of Christ and the end of the whole present dispensation were nearly impending. More than 100 cars lined up along Route 12 a couple of hours before one gas station opened. In Outlines of Theology written in 1879 by A. Hodge we read the pertinent application question - What should be the moral effect of the Scripture doctrine of Christ’s second advent ? It is not surprising that Greek literature throws little light on its distinctive NT meaning. Another aspect of the word was perfection or completion of a process, such as the maturity of a person, or the fulfillment of an obligation, or the consummation of a marriage. —DJD To look (wait) for assiduously (marked by careful unremitting attention) and patiently. The idea then is to be calm and collected in spirit, circumspect, self-controlled, well-balanced, clear headed. Fervent (1618) (ektenes from ek = out + teíno = stretch; English = tension, etc) (see study of related word ektenos) is literally the picture of one who is stretched out. The early church went forth with the proclamation of Christ come, living in the prospect of Christ coming by the power of Christ contemporary . (3SRAI) sophronesate (2PAAM) oun kai nepsate (2PAAM) eis proseuchas; Amplified: But the end and culmination of all things has now come near; keep sound minded and self-restrained and alert therefore for [the practice of] prayer. Not him only, but, as we should say, the whole situation. 10:12.] 1 Peter 5:7(NASB) Verse Thoughts. (Macarthur J. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray." We must recognize that our spiritual gift(s) is entrusted to us by God and the particular gift entrusted to us is a part of God’s multifaceted grace. 1 Peter 4:7-11 New International Version (NIV) 7 The end of all things is near. 24:6-25:46). What benefits can be derived from heeding this exhortation? And we should even respect rulers and governments (1 Peter 2:13-17). The shut door is the door of selfishness; the open door is the door of Christian welcome and Christian love. See discussion of Purpose of the Law). This teaching does not preclude the discipline of a sinning, unrepentant church member (cf. 3:24). 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Negatively, the expectation of His imminent return provided some with an excuse to quit their jobs and cease doing any meaningful activity while waiting for His arrival (1Th 4:11-12; 5:14; 2Th 3:6-12). 1 Timothy 1:5 But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. At the end times those who have rejected the Lord will experience a full and final (telos) judgment (1Th. For this they were to be commended. Certainly not! When General MacArthur was driven out of the Philippines by the Japanese invasion, he said, "I shall return," and return he did. g.]— οὖν , therefore ) He returns to exhortation; and in 1 Peter 4:7-11 duties are opposed to the sins enumerated in 1 Peter 4:3 . (1 Peter 4:7). 3:23-26; cf. There is tremendous power in prayer yet we neglect it because it requires work. 1 Peter 1:9-12 KJV  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. There will also be another "end" after the 1000 year reign of Christ (Millennium) and Peter refers to this unique period of time in his second letter writing that "the day of the Lord will come like a thief (no warning), in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up." But we should still be good. Paul reminded Titus that Christians are to be “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:13-note). Ere we shout the glad song: Background – Setting: When the city of Rome burned, the Romans believed that their emperor, Nero, had set the city on fire, probably because of his incredible lust to build. Darum rüstet auch ihr euch mit seiner Gesinnung aus, wenn ihr seinetwegen leiden müsst! - Henry Smith, Without complaint - This is the ultimate test of sincere hospitality. Since Jesus could rapture His church at any moment, triggering all the end-time events culminating in His return, believers (and unbelievers) need to be ready. (1) Peter’s words must be interpreted in light of the teaching of the Lord and His apostles in the rest of the New Testament. When we use our gift(s) we are actually ministering the very grace of God to one another. We fall into a fat-duck mentality, lazy and content, forgetting that the Lord wants us to live with a bema mentality, always watching and longing to "fly away" to meet Jesus. A.D. 64-65. Expectant Looking Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1963). His infinite supply. The promise that His return could come at any moment was intended to create a sense of expectancy, urgency, and obligation for the church to be busy with things that mattered. The end is near, they said, but the end was over two thousand years away. Christian love is the love which never fails and into which every atom of man’s strength is directed. Reprinted by permission. 13:7 (RV and KJV, “custom”). One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER: eis [with a view to] proseuchas: In other words prayer should have in it that anticipation, that expectation of the coming of Christ. (New Testament words in today's language), In the end of Daniel's prophecy, the angel tells Daniel "as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end (Lxx uses the related word sunteleia [derived ultimately from telos] = entire completion, consummation) of the age (which is the age we are still in and which will be succeeded by the 1000 year kingdom or "Messianic Age")." John MacArthur comments on sophroneo in this verse in Romans writing that "To think of ourselves with sound judgment leads us to recognize that, in ourselves, we are nothing at all, but that, in Christ, we can be used to the glory of God through the gift of the Spirit bestowed on us. See 1 Peter 4:10 (printed below), Just as each one has received a spiritual gift, so use it, ministering to each other as good stewards the manifold grace of God. The implicit teaching of the word "end" is this: our Lord is in absolute control of human history. For instance, 23 of the 27 books in the New Testament state that He is coming. Love indeed can cover a multitude of sins. You might be surprised at how much the Scriptures talk about hospitality. All rights reserved, Eccl 7:2; Jer 5:31; Eze 7:2,3,6; Mt 24:13,14; Ro 13:12; 1Co 7:29; 1Co 15:24; Phil 4:5; Heb 10:25; Jas 5:8,9; 2Pet 3:9, 10, 11; 1Jn 2:18,19, 1Peter 3:7; Mt 24:42; 25:13; 26:38, 39, 40, 41; Mk 13:33, 34, 35, 36, 37; 14:37,38; Lk 21:34,36; Lk 22:46; Ro 12:12; Eph 6:18; Col 4:2; 2Ti 4:5; Rev 16:15, 1Peter 1:22; 1Cor 13:1-13; 14:1; 1Th 3:12; 4:9,10; 2Th 1:3; 1Ti 1:5; Heb 13:1; 2Pe 1:6,7, Pr 12:16; 17:9; 18:13; 1Co 13:7; Jas 5:20, Ro 12:13; 16:23; 1Ti 3:2; Titus 1:8; Heb 13:2,16), w/o complaint: 2Co 9:7; Phil 2:14; Philemon 1:14; Jas 5:9. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. Essentially telos indicates “fulfillment, execution of an act, consummation” or a state, such as “complete, perfect, total.” In philosophy telos was particularly linked to “goal,” such as the goal of an ethical life (Schippers, “Goal,” Colin Brown, 2:60). These, of course, are oversimplified; the term is extremely diverse in meaning in classical Greek (see Liddell-Scott). The Westminster Press, Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency, Collected writings of W. E. Vine. (Read the full message), William Barclay -- It may mean that our love can overlook many sins. The root tel- means reaching the end (aim) and is illustrated by an old pirate's telescope (pictures) which unfolds or extends one stage at a time to reach full-capacity (effectiveness). Practically philoxenos means fond of guests and so hospitable or given to (lover of) hospitality. Even the great apostle Paul, who had received wisdom directly from the Lord regarding this wonderful doctrine, did not know when it would happen. Leviticus 13:12 "And if the leprosy breaks out farther on the skin, and the leprosy covers all the skin of him who has the infection from his head even to his feet, as far as the priest can see. The removal of Christians from Satan's realm is the end or object of their salvation. Prosdechomai (4327) means to accept favorably, to receive one into intercourse/companionship, to give access to oneself or receive to oneself. The word termination is close but misses the essence of the meaning, because a process can be terminated without reaching completion or consummation, which is the essence of the meaning of telos. Mark 13:7 "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory, 23:13; Jos. Peter sums up all prophecy with these few words: The end of all things is at hand (1 Peter 4:7a). The basic idea is to bring something, and in prayer this pertains to bringing up prayer requests. Is the "Antidote" for Then the goals of God will have been accomplished in human history. It was absolutely necessary for the expansion of the gospel and necessary for the maintenance of the fellowship within the church as well as the image of the church from without. (Analytical Lexicon), BDAG summarized - (1) a point of time marking the end of a duration = end, termination, cessation Lk 1:33 (2) the last part of a process = close, conclusion, esp. Peter is talking about the imminent coming persecution on Christians in Asia Minor and uses these words to motivate them to hang in there due to this suffering they will face. • God would ultimately judge this world according to His perfect justice and righteousness. Telos in the Septuagint - Nu 17:13 = Are we to perish completely?" (Ps 130:6). (See Notes on Revelation). (Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency), Wuest picks up on this meaning translating it "by prayer whose essence is that of worship and devotion.". Psalm 44:15 All day long my dishonor is before me, And my humiliation has overwhelmed (Lxx = kalupto = covered) me. The death of Yeshua also brought the Law to an end (2 Cor. Vance Havner has a number of pithy quotes on the Lord's return…. Go, meet Him as He comes, Proverbs 10:18 He who conceals (Lxx = kalupto) hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool. Years ago Dr. Hinson of Portland preached a great sermon one Sunday on the Second Coming. This admonition had special meaning to Peter, because he went to sleep when he should have been “watching unto prayer” Mk 14:37, 38, 39, 40, If we really believe that we live in the last days, it is all the more appropriate that we give ourselves to prayer. It is the “manifold grace of God” (1Peter 4:10). A home can never be happy when it is selfish. Imminency makes it impossible to know when He might come so the believer must remain constantly on the lookout in case the Lord were to return and find him unprepared (Mt. Christianity is the religion of the open hand, the open heart, and the open door. Accepting and using this gift has some far-reaching effects. • All believers would give an account of their lives to God. ", Luke 22:37 "For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, 'AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS'; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment. Ektenes, was used as a medical term describing the stretching of a muscle to its limits and in Grecian athletics described a runner with the taut muscles moving at maximum output, straining and stretching to the limit in order to win the race! Do my day to day choices reflect the reality of an expectant attitude? “Completeness” is implied in Job 14:20 (NIV, “once for all”). If our thinking and praying are right, our living should be right. It is the act of one who, instead of living a self-centered life, gives of himself to others. It is much easier to be patient with our own children than with the children of strangers. 4:1, 8; Heb. In early Greek culture an offering was brought with a prayer that it be accepted. 1 Peter 4:7(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Dwight Edwards writes that "The first century church was gripped by the reality that Christ could invade their timetable at any second. Nashville: Thomas Nelson), Like an old television commercial used to say "Reach out and touch someone! (Westminster Press), Phillips: We are near the end of all things now, and you should therefore be calm, self-controlled men of prayer. This kind of love requires the Christian to put another’s spiritual good ahead of his own desires in spite of being treated unkindly, ungraciously, or even with hostility. With regard to our Lord's return, we emphasize preparation without expectation. [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] Prophecy authenticates divine revelation. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought.” Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. That the trump of God shall thrill me, with its call so loud and clear, In Romans 10:4 telos refers to Christ as "the end of the law," which is similar to Paul's statement that believers are no longer "under the law" (Ro 6:14). Telos - 40x in 39v - NAS Usage: continually*(1), custom(2), customs(1), end(24), ends(2), finished(1), fulfillment(1), goal(1), outcome(6), sum(1), utmost(1). 2:26 - Comment = For the believer, the end arrives when either we step through the doorway from this life into the presence of God 2Cor 5:8 or we remain alive until the coming of the Lord John 14:3; 1Th. Looking for the train to arrive is one thing, but looking for someone we love to come on that train is another matter. Unless we are sober in mind (not drunk on the sensual intoxicants of this present world system) true vigilance or watchfulness is impossible. 1:9; (c) “a fulfillment,” Luke 22:37, KJV, “(have) an end”; (d) “the utmost degree” of an act, as of the love of Christ towards His disciples, John 13:1; (e) “the aim or purpose” of a thing, 1 Tim. A bema mentality encourages and cheers the informed believer; it continually impels him to a life of faithfulness, purity, and godly tolerance; and it produces an overpowering ambition to please Jesus. Your home would sparkle because you knew that the President was coming. The experiences with this salvation, 1 Peter 1:6-9 a. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. It brings blessing to us and to others. The girl in the station yard may not be an authority on the schedule but she is so happy that she can hardly live. 1 Corinthians 15:24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. Quite suddenly—it may be as I lie in dreamless sleep, MacArthur - Telos (end) not only can refer to that which is final but also to that which is completed, consummated, or fulfilled. Telos as the “outcome” of something is the idea in Luke 18:5+, and in Luke 22:37+ it denotes the “fulfillment” of prophecy about Jesus. 1:13). He said he was trying to give his customers a break. Romans 12:3-note For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. It pictures one "stretching out" to love others! - Thomas Fuller, Great boast and small roast makes unsavory mouths. 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