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1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 5:8 ESV
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter begins to give some commands to live by!
Sober-minded: Clear headed (Peter wants us to be clear headed when he presents a new subject)
Watchful: Be alert
Your adversary: Hostile enemy
Hostile: Unfriendly
The devil!
I am not your enemy!
Prowls around: to walk
Like a roaring lion!
Satan is not a wimp , nor is he to be ignored; thus, we need to be prepared!
Satan is not a cowardly lion like in the Wizard of Oz.
A coward is someone who does not attract, and such a one invokes no fear; thus, no defense is needed.
The term roaring lion comes from , describing the most feared animal at that time. Such lions would strike absolute fear into the people who had no real defense against them (; ; ). This referred to Satan’s power and destructiveness, as he is someone who is out to get you and an enemy of God. He is your enemy, the devil/Satan, as his name means “the slanderer” and “our adversary.” This refers to the accuser or the prosecutor (; ; ; ). Peter says Satan is seeking to accuse us of wrong so he can blind us to God’s love and grace. He twists our mindsets to be ashamed, seek apostasy (because we think God does not care), or into not taking our faith seriously.
The term roaring lion, describing the most feared animal at that time. Such lions would strike absolute fear into the people who had no real defense against them (; ; ).
Satan seeks us out as the lion who seeks the weak prey. His prey is Christians, specifically those who are not mature and not always faithful. Christian maturity requires us to submit and to be humble.
This referred to Satan’s power and destructiveness, as he is someone who is out to get us and an enemy of God.
He is our enemy, the devil/Satan, as his name means “the slanderer” and “our adversary.” This refers to the accuser or the prosecutor (; ; ; ).
Satan seeks us out as the lion who seeks the weak prey. His prey is Christians, specifically those who are not mature and not always faithful. Christian maturity requires us to submit and to be humble.
Satan seeks us out as the lion who seeks the weak prey. His prey is Christians, specifically those who are not mature and not always faithful.
He wants fear to shake our submission to the Father, and lies to distort our understanding of God's goodness. Since He cannot touch the believer's soul, Satan seeks to leave us as weak and ineffective servants of our King.
Seeking someone to devour: destroy, figurative extension, to suffer ruin or destruction.
destroy, figurative extension, to suffer ruin or destruction
Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (New Testament) (electronic ed.). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
Satan is roaring at us everywhere we turn. Out of our TV’s and radios. Across the internet. In newspapers and magazines. In movies and the music industry. He is a master at creating, confusion, distrust, anger, anxiety, temptation, depression, and distraction.
He uses people
He wants fear to shake our submission to the Father, and lies to distort our understanding of God's goodness. Since He cannot touch the believer's soul, Satan seeks to leave us as weak and ineffective servants of our King.
He will also use YOU!
He wants fear to shake our submission to the Father, and lies to distort our understanding of God's goodness. Since He cannot touch the believer's soul, Satan seeks to leave us as weak and ineffective servants of our King.
1 Peter 5:9 ESV
Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Resist Him: resist, oppose, rebel, set one’s self against
Stand firm in your faith!
resist, oppose, rebel, set one’s self against
Knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.
Suffering: misfortune
misfortune
This is why our church family is so important!!!
1 Peter 5:10 ESV
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
After you have suffered a little while: to suffer (pain) v. — to experience harm or emotional pain.
Satan Roar has a purpose
to suffer (pain) v. — to experience harm or emotional pain.
After!!!
The God of all grace!
Who has called you to his eternal glory in christ.
Will himself:
Restore: make adequate, furnish completely, make sufficient, hence, in some contexts, mend, restore
make adequate, furnish completely, make sufficient, hence, in some contexts, mend, restore
Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (New Testament) (electronic ed.). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
Confirm: make more able, strengthen, make strong
make more able, strengthen, make strong
Strengthen: make more strong
Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains: Greek (New Testament) (electronic ed.). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
Establish: establish belief, (pass.) be established, be firm
I’m going to be Okay!
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