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1 Peter 5:5-7 - A Difficult Command, A Divine Encouragement (Larry Malament)

February 16, 2020 Speaker: Larry Malament Series: 1 Peter. Faith in a faithless world

Verse: 1 Peter 5:5–5:7

Sermon Quotes:

Wayne Grudem: ‘The question remains why Peter spoke only to ‘you who are younger’, and not to the whole church, in commanding submission to the elders. It is probably because the younger people were generally those who would most need a reminder to be submissive to authority within the church. This would not imply that the others were free to rebel against the elders, but quite the opposite: if those who are likely to be most independent-minded and even at times rebellious against church leaders are commanded to be subject to the elders, then it follows that certainly everyone else must be subject to the elders as well.” 

D. Edmond Hiebert: “God, the very God who in mercy revealed himself in Christ and freely forgives the penitent is aroused to action against the proud.  As self-centered and self-sufficient they ignore their need of God. Such an attitude God opposes. The verb vividly pictures God as one who places himself in battle array against such individuals.”
Thomas Schreiner: “Worry is a form of pride because when believers are filled with anxiety, they are convinced that they must solve the problems in their lives in their own strength. The only god they trust in is themselves. When believers throw their worries upon God, they express their trust in his mighty hand, acknowledging that He is Lord and sovereign over all of life.”