1 Peter Chapter 5

1 Peter 5

1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

4And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

13The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

14Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

27 thoughts on “1 Peter Chapter 5

  1. V2-3 “2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.”

    This brings to mind that famous passage in John 21:15-19

    “15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

    16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

    19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.”

    Seeing today’s chapter is from 1 Peter, it’s safe to assume this message Jesus was sending Peter got through to him. Not all of us will be pastors or in some other very visible place of ministry and leadership, but when we take on the name of Jesus to our lives we still take on the responsibility of leadership just the same. V2-3 reveal the heart of the shepherd. The shepherd has laid down his life for the sheep, crucified his will, his desires, even his needs for the sake of caring for the sheep. He isn’t leading through brute strength but by example with love and compassion. Not because he has to, but because he wants to.

    I love v19 from the passage in John: “This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.” As leaders, it is in our death that God gets glory, when we take up our cross and follow His example to be an example to others. Paul wrote in 1 Cor 11:1 “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” It reveals the submission of the leader’s life, both to God and the leadership He placed in their life.

    Be Submitted
    Be Leaders
    Be Church

  2. It calls the the devil a roaring lion.Growing up watching the animal shows the lion always goes for the throat.So if that devil can get a hold of my throat he squeezes,until I am dead.It would be very hard to praise God if the devil has got a hold of me.The devil may be powerful but he is not ALL POWERFUL.

  3. Elders should guide and protect the younger. The younger should listen to the wisdom of the elder and all of us should exhort one another becasue the devil is always looking to destroy us.

  4. 5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

    8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    In this chapter we see the horizontal flow of submission, Rev. Godwin referenced. We can’t let any hinderance block the spirit from flowing. We must do our part. I am ready to see a revival of souls! So lets be a doer of the word and humble ourselves, not only to the authority of our pastor but one to another.
    Their are souls that are depending on our submission, this Sunday, and every Sunday afterward! I am so excited for Easter Sunday, I have a lot of family that will be there and they need the Holy Ghost. I’m so excited I can barely stand it!
    Be sober! Be Viligant! The devil is looking to and fro to destroy. We are the Lord’s army. We are to stand between satan and the lost. To protect by prayer and to be church by serving.
    Our mouth is the weapon to bring deliverance to the lost, our praise is weapon to break strongholds, and our prayer is the weapon that invades the darkness and searches the secret places of the soul.
    Be ready to fight this Easter Sunday! I need your praise, your prayer and your faith! I am expecting my family to return home! God has prepared the fatted calf, the robe and the ring! I am celebrating in advance!

    Expectation Level: Through The Roof!

  5. V.8 be sober, (not intoxicated), be vigilant (watchful, to detect danger) because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seekng whom he may devour. We don’t need to be in a state of mind where emotionally and mentally it is so easy for the devil to attack you and devour you. V7. Gives a firm direction in what to do. That is to cast ALL your cares upon him for he careth for you.

  6. 5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

  7. (AB) 6Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you

    ** if we lowere ourselves and not boast about what we are doing for the kingdom God will bring you to the place where you want to work in his kingdom. **

  8. Here we find another great lesson on how to Succeed. Of course true success only comes from hearing, believing, obeying and living the truth of God’s word. There are 3 biblical principals we find in this passage for success in HIS Kingdom.

    5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
    6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

    1. Submission – an act of submitting to the authority or control of another

    2. Humility – reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

    3. Patience – bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint: manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain: not hasty or impetuous: steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity.

    Here we find the recompense or reward for following these principals.

    12… testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

    STANDING in the GRACE/FAVOR of GOD.

    BE Church

  9. VS-7
    Casting anxiety on GOD
    Casting is a decisive act. It means to to take the load weve been carring and literally throw it on JESUS. What a relief when we do and realize he is willing to be responsible for the things we are anxious about.

  10. Carrying our worries, stresses, and daily struggles by ourself shows tath we have not trusted God fully with our life. It takes humility, however, to recognize that God cares, to admit our need, and to let others in God’s family help us. Sometimes we think that struggles caused by our own sin and foolishness are not God’s concern. When we turn to God in repentance, he will bear the weight even to those struggles. Letting God have our anxieties calls for action, not passivity. Don’t submit to circumstances, but to the Lord who controls circumstances.

  11. I always liked this chapter cause it talked about submiting to your elders and to one to another. Also about humbleling yourselves. It wasnt until I was teaching at Silver Saddle Christian Academy that Pastor at Chapel taught in regards to verse 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    He made an emphasis on the fact that it says AS which mean faking it, acting like it, but it wasnt for real. That the devil can only be as big as we make him to be. A cat is in the Lion family but it can not devour us. Since then everytime that fear want to come in I picture this little kitty and my God is so big; I can do all thing through Christ. Thank you Pastor for always teaching us.

  12. 8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    We must stay alert at all times and never let down our guard!

  13. v7 Casting all your care upon him for he
    careth for you.

    Our Father is willing to take all of our burdens.
    Big or small it doesn’t matter.
    Our living GOD is loving and caring GOD.
    We find great comfort in our Father’s help
    In His comforting words ” For he careth for you.”

  14. 5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

  15. 8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    The thing about lions is that before they attack, the roar to paralyze their prey with fear. An immobilized target is easier to catch than one that isn’t. The devil tries to paralyze us with fear, because fear leads to doubt, and that is the grasp the devil seeks to destroy us with. Let the loud mouth devil roar all he wants, because my God is the same God that protected Daniel in a den full of lions. In your face devil!

  16. 5. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
    6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time
    Be submissive, Be subjective, Be humble, Be gracious, BE CHURCH

  17. v12 “With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.”
    A persuasion of the truth of the gospel is our best motiviation for standing fast!

  18. VS 8 Not only tells us to be sober but to also be vigilant. We need to have a clear mind and be alert to the things that would try and destroy us.

  19. 5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    So many young men that I know, especially my age have dismissed the need for submission to anyone. It is a sad day to see that there is a such a lack of respect for authority in this generation. I believe that many people have missed out on the calling and possibly the destiny that God has for them because of a prideful spirit, thinking that they are to knowledgeable, have a better way to do things, or a new revelation…. all of which contradict biblical authority and submission. This can all be avoided if there is a teachable spirit, humility, submission, and allowing elders to correct them.

  20. 5Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    So many young men that I know, especially my age have dismissed the need for submission to anyone. It is a sad day to see that there is a such a lack of respect for authority in this generation. I believe that many people have missed out on the calling and possibly the destiny that God has for them because of a prideful spirit, thinking that they are to knowledgeable, have a better way to do things, or a new revelation…. all of which contradict biblical authority and submission. This can all be avoided if there is a teachable spirit, humility, submission, and allowing elders to correct them.

  21. 3Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock

    We are a choosen people who should lead by example and not through authority. Alot of the times people would catch the message easier if we would live it and not just teach it.

  22. 5 In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”
    6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
    7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (NLT)

  23. This chapter speaks of wisdom. Even nature pays tribute to the elders, why do we as humans think we have it all figured out. We must obey our elders because God’s Word tells us to, Amen. We are to respect our elders and listen to them for they have obviously gone through many things that we have not yet experienced and/or dealt with. We are fools when we think we have learned all there is, we should be ever seeking and learning about God. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  24. The Message vs 1-3 I have a special concern for you church leaders. I know what it’s like to be a leader, in on Christ’s sufferings as well as the coming glory. Here’s my concern: that you care for God’s flock with all the diligence of a shepherd. Not because you have to, but because you want to please God. Not calculating what you can get out of it, but acting spontaneously. Not bossily telling others what to do, but tenderly showing them the way.
    Having a servant spirit with a joyful, eager and TENDER attitude.

  25. Humility is what will keep us online with the will of God. When we humble ourselves before his throne, he will give us what is needed to go forth in his kingdom.

  26. Verses 8-11 in the Message version read..”Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.” We have to be alert at all times and hold onto our faith!

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