1 Peter 5:10
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1.”But the God of all grace…”
a. As we grow in Christ we will need grace
because we will still sin as we mature.
1). Hebrews 4:14-16 “Seeing then that we have
a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens,
Jesus the son of God, let us hold fast our
For we have not an high priest which cannot be
toughed with the feeling our infirmities; but was
in all points tempted like as we are, yet without
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of
grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace
to help in time of need.”
b. We need to remain humble.
1). 1 Peter 5:5 “…and be clothed with humility:
For God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the
2. “…who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus…”
a. Our calling in life is to be conformed to the image
1). Romans 8:28, 29 “And we know that all things
Work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to his purpose.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
b. It is our reasonable service, our spiritual duty.
1). Romans 12:1, 2 “I beseech ye therefor brethren by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
c. It is our ministry.
1). 2 Corinthians 3:18-4:1 “But we all with open face behold as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;”
3. “…after ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
a. perfect [2675 * katarlizo] [Zodhiates: The
fundamental meaning is to put a thing in its
appropriate condition, to establish, set up, equip,
b. stablish [4741 * sterizo] [Zodhiates: To set fast,
fix firmly.] [Thayer: make stable, place firmly, set
fast, fix; to strengthen, make firm.]
c. strengthen [4599 * sthenoo] [Zodhiates: To
d. settle [2311 * themlioo] [Zodhiates: To found,
to lay a foundation for anything.]
1). Matthew 7:24, 25 “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”