Notes – 1 Peter 5:10-11

Here are the notes for the first devotion on 1 Peter 5:10-11 I posted here.

1 Peter 5:10-11 Devotion

1 Peter 5:10-11 (NASB)

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.

11 – To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

My background in choosing this as my life verse:

When I was 17, a senior in high school, I had surgery on my left hand and my right shoulder. I tore the tendon on my left ring finger from the bone and my shoulder was destroyed from playing sports with it subluxed. The capsule, rotator cuff, tendons and muscles in and around my shoulder were all damaged and I currently have hardware in my shoulder to help keep it in place.

For both of these I had to go through physical therapy. So I thought this was a good analogy for what I was going through. That after suffering through therapy, which over all is a short time. Then my injuries would heal and I’ll become stronger. In reality my shoulder and hand are weaker then they were before the injuries. So let’s dig deeper and see that these verses are more then the Bible version of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Verse Break Down:

“After you have suffered for a little while”

We have this statement, “After you have suffered for a little while.” It’s not that you might suffer, but after you have suffered.

“the God of all grace”

God’s grace is sufficient, we can not do anything without God’s grace, it is God’s grace that saves us.

“who called you to His eternal glory in Christ”

Called to God’s glory, our purpose as Christians is to glorify God.

“will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”

Maturing as a Christian

“To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

God is sovereign

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Thoughts that aren’t continuous:

Examples suffering:

  • 2 Samuel 12 – David, Sin

  • Job – Loss of possessions, boils, loss of children (God allows suffering)

  • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 – Paul’s thorn, may have been suffering of the flesh (grace is sufficient)

  • 2 Timothy 4:14 – Alexander the coppersmith did Paul much harm;

  • Disciplines the one He loves Hebrew 12

Other Christian’s suffering

  • 1 Peter 5:9 – But resist him [the Devil], firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

Christ suffering

  • Luke 22:42 – Jesus was in agony before being betrayed, sweating blood

  • Matthew 27, Mark 15 – Crucifixion

  • Hebrew 12:2 – Christ endured the cross

  • 1 Peter 4:1 – Christ suffered in the flesh

We not only have a God who understands our temptations, Jesus being tempted in as we were. But also He was betrayed, beaten, mocked and executed in one of the most painful ways.

Suffer so we can encourage others: 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-5

Psalm 33 ???

Romans 8:18

Philippians 3

JAMES 5:10-12

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John MacArthur

“Dominion (kratos) actually signifies strength, and here denotes God’s ability to dominate, to have everything in the universe under His sovereign and unassailable control.”

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Conclusion:

These verses have changed in how they apply to my life.

I can sit here and tell you that even though God gave me a child who was mentally disabled, physically disabled and deformed, that did not make it to his first birthday. I believe this fully.

This isn’t scripture that promises healing from physical pain and hardship. It is Peter praying, knowing that being Christians we will suffer. That in and after our suffering we have a God that cares about us and takes a personal interest in us. That He will take our suffering and mean it for good. That He will strengthen our faith, set us on the right path and give us a foundation so that we can stand firm in our faith in Jesus. That we are called to His glory not our own.

That Our God is sovereign, loving and powerful and that He worthy to be praised.

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Outline

1 Peter 5:10-11 (NASB)

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.

11 – To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.

  1. Pray for help from God, a loose throat and leading of the Holy Spirit. Thank God for this opportunity to stretch and grow me

  2. Read verse

  3. Intro:

    1. High school senior

    2. Went through two surgeries

    3. Picked for my senior quote

  4. Historical context of 1 Peter

    1. Written 62-64 AD

    2. Nero was emperor and persecuting Christians

    3. Theme

      1. Christians are transient, this Earth is not our home.

      2. Christians will suffer

      3. Christ’s suffering is an example to Christians

  5. Read verse again then break it down

  6. “After you have suffered for a little while”

    1. God allows suffering

      1. God is sovereign

      2. If God did not allow for suffering we would have a weak God

      3. 1 Peter 5:11 – “To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

      4. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – We suffer in our affliction, so that we might comfort others

    2. Examples of suffering

      1. 2 Samuel 12 – David suffered because of his sin

      2. Job – God allowed Job to suffer (James 5:11)
      3. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 – Paul’s thorn, may have been suffering of the flesh

      4. 2 Timothy 4:14 – Alexander the coppersmith did Paul much harm

      5. 1 Peter 5:9 – Persecution of Christians

    3. Christ Suffering

      1. Peter mentions Christ suffering

        1. 1 Peter 1:11 – Christ’s suffering was predicted

        2. 1 Peter 2:21 – Christ suffered for us

        3. 1 Peter 3:18 – Christ died for us, “the just for the unjust”

        4. 1 Peter 4:1 – Christ suffered in the flesh, an example for us

        5. 1 Peter 4:13 – Christians share in the suffering of Christ

        6. 1 Peter 5:1 – Peter witnessed the sufferings of Christ

  7. “the God of all grace

    1. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 – God’s grace is sufficient

    2. Ephesians 2:8-9 – Saved by God’s grace

    3. 1 Peter 4:10 – Be stewards of God’s grace with gifts he has given us.

  8. who called you to His eternal glory in Christ

    1. Prime purpose of man is to glorify God

    2. 1 Peter 4:11 – In all things God should be glorified

    3. David Guzik writes: “ iii. We are called us to His eternal glory; but what does this glory entail?

      1. – It is the glory of purified character.

      2. – It is the glory of perfected humanity.

      3. – It is the glory of complete victory.

      4. – It is the glory of being honored by a King.

      5. – It is the glory of reflecting the glory of God.

      6. – It is the glory of the immediate and constant presence of God.

      7. – It is the glory of the enjoyment of God Himself.“

  9. “will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.”

    1. God will personally help us in our suffering

      1. Perfect (G2675)

        1. Make fit or complete

      2. Confirm (G4741)

        1. Make stable, strengthen

      3. Strengthen (G4599)

        1. Only used once in the New Testament

        2. To make strong in a spiritual sense

      4. Establish (G2311)

        1. To lay a foundation

    2. Maturing as a Christian

      1. We should see these things happen in our own life as we mature in the faith

      2. We know that God is the Perfecter of our faith

        1. Hebrews 12:2 – fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

      3. We are called to stand firm in our faith

        1. 1 Corinthians 16:13 – Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

      4. James echo’s this, that trials should grow our faith in Christ

        1. James 1:2-4 – Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
          knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
          And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

  10. “To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

    1. Our God is sovereign

    2. We do not suffer because can’t help us

    3. God is in control even in our suffering

    4. John MacArthur writes: “Dominion (kratos) actually signifies strength, and here denotes God’s ability to dominate, to have everything in the universe under His sovereign and unassailable control.”

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Conclusion:

These verses have changed in how they apply to my life.

I can sit here and tell you that even though God gave me a child who was mentally disabled, physically disabled and deformed, that did not make it to his first birthday. I believe this fully.

This isn’t scripture that promises healing from physical pain and hardship. It is Peter praying, knowing that being Christians we will suffer. That in and after our suffering we have a God that cares about us and takes a personal interest in us. That He will take our suffering and mean it for good. That He will strengthen our faith, set us on the right path and give us a foundation so that we can stand firm in our faith in Jesus. That we are called to His glory not our own.

That Our God is sovereign, loving and powerful and that He worthy to be praised.

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