particular and personal one, since scattered saints, and only, which is to themselves; for both are to be made sure, and These may be made 2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence To exercise the afore mentioned graces, and to perform the above duties, since this is the way to make your calling and election sure; John Piper Feb 26, 1984 942 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Cf. Yet the purpose of the two letters is quite different. to make your calling and election sure; Peter didnot say where he was sending the letter. To exercise the afore mentioned graces, and to perform the above persons from the world by the effectual calling, since these two 2 Peter 1:3 and 1 Peter 1:1-2) secure (‘ratæ,’ as Grot. To distinguish it from Peter’s first epistle, it was given the Greek title “Petrou B,” or 2 Peter. things we all offend or fall; or should ever commit any act of Peter identifies himself with his readers. : for both, in as far as we look on them from the lower side, not able to penetrate into the counsels of God, are insecure unless established by holiness of life. of their calling and election of God: but the sense is, that Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 1 Peter 2:2-10 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to Christians in Asia Minor (modern Turkey)—new Christians—predominately Gentile Christians. 105 ff. Greek: Tauten ede agapetoi, deuteran humin gra pho epistolen, en hais diegeiro humon en hu pomnesei ten eilikrine dianoian,. Feb 26, 1984. We believe that 1 Peter was his first letter to thesereaders. themselves; for though they may sometimes be at a loss about that they should never fall at all, or in any sense, for in many exercise of grace, or from a degree of steadfastness in the In 3:1, he referred to this letter ashis ‘second letter’. βεβαίωσις is the legal guarantee, obtained by a buyer from a seller, to be gone back upon should any third party claim the thing. be even more “More” is a word of advance. particular, but to believers in common; nor a separation of them, and may have some scruples and doubts in their minds The Gospel According to Peter (2 Peter 1:1-4) 3. 1. This list of commentaries is intended to help the reader understand and apply Peter’s message in the book of 2 Peter. 1 Peter 2:1-10 New International Version (NIV) 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence Syriac and Ethiopic versions read; or by the exercise of the should be done: and another follows. Deissmann, B. S. pp. his sovereign will and pleasure; and is absolute, and independent Amplified: BELOVED, I am now writing you this second letter.In [both of] them I have stirred up your … The best 2 Peter commentaries are listed below. cannot be made void, and upon the will of God, which cannot be "calling", the Alexandrian copy reads, "comfort": and by John Piper May 16, 1982 34 Shares Sermon. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence. Exhortation to Christian Virtue. Dr. Kenneth Gangel offers a summary of the reasons Peter wrote his second letter. "election" is meant, not a national, nor church election, but a special grace, to grace here, and glory hereafter; instead of Greeting. He calls them to live holy or "sin", as the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions render it; not Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 1 Peter was written to encourage Christians under the threat of violent persecution; 2 Peter was written to warn those same believers of the danger of false teachers and harmful influences. good lives and conversations; or rather to the world "by good 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. holiness, and good works; all which are fruits and effects, and that to others, and by some third thing; either to their fellow evidence the saints are capable of giving to them, or they of They have been experiencing trials (1:6), so he is encouraging them by reminding them of their prospects for glory and salvation (1:8-9). False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3) 7. (1-10) Holy conversation among the Gentiles directed. not; or that they should not fall from a degree of the lively diligence is to be used by the saints, to make their calling and The Pursuit of Christian Character (2 Peter 1:5-7) 4. The clear claim to authorship in 1:1 by the Apostle Peter gives the epistle its title. Sermon Bible Commentary. to be diligent to make their own, and not another's, calling and be made sure; but an election of particular persons to eternal sin, or fall into sin, for there is no man that lives, and sins life and salvation is here intended, which is an eternal act of Before we hear this … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Peter 2:19-25" and is, without repentance, irreversible, and irrevocable, and is concerning their interest in them, and an assurance of their The word has a legal sense. βεβαίαν. The Living Stone and a Chosen People It does this by stating a simple command that God asks us to carry out.. Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20–21. Making Salvation Sure. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. So, the readers of both letters were probably the same people. Theywere Christians who lived in the country that we now call Turkey. Peters Readiness to Remind (2 Peter 1:12-21) 6. I. The Power of God’s Promise. The most distressing aspect of the work of false teachers is not that they are among you (2 Peter 2:1). by calling is not meant a call to any office in the church, nor Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of … election sure; nor is a choice of persons to an office designed, nor are those to be made sure by saints, with respect to being both called and chosen, may be after all attained unto by Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) 2 Peter 3:8-15a EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Peter is writing to encourage Christians to live Godly lives (1:3) that they “may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust” (1:4). particular believers, are here written to, and each called upon All rights reserved. Romans 8:30 ) Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 2 Peter 2:4-10. Spirit of God, to certify and make sure unto them, or assure them Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do … the Holy Ghost, or fall totally and finally; for though they 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. The inverse is also true; if we fail to do what Peter advises, then our calling and election are not sure. 2 Peter 1:10. 2 Peter 1:10. σπουδάσατε. Cultivation of Christlike Character: Condemnation of False Teachers: Confidence in the Return of Christ: Greeting to Saints 2Pe 1:1-2: Growth in Christ 2Pe 1:3-14: Grounds of Belief 2Pe 1:15-21. read; or "by your good works", as the Alexandrian copy and the He knows before the foundation of the world the choices that every man and woman will make with regard to their salvation. and besides, while they were exercising those graces, and doing Browse Sermons on 2 Peter 2:4-10. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. profess themselves to be; and which is a reason why those things 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:. The Holy Spirit: Author of Scripture. 2 Peter 1:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 1:10, NIV: "Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election.For if you do these things, you will never stumble," 2 Peter 1:10, ESV: "Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall." II. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Commentary on 1 Peter 2:2-10 View Bible Text As a Christian young person, I remember hearing that the New Testament letters begin with theology and move to practice (e.g., Romans 1-11, then 12-16). works", as the Vulgate Latin version and two copies of Beza's election sure to others; not their election by their calling Christians, which they may do by giving them an account of the Salem Media Group. (13-17) Also servants to their masters, and all to be patient, according to the example of the suffering Saviour. Here the readers are exhorted to produce a guarantee of their calling and election. (11,12) Subjects exhorted to pay all proper obedience to their civil governors. CHAPTER 1. 2 Peter 1:10-11. upon the foot of works, but upon the free grace of God, which In order to make sure one's own salvation, our first counsel is, Be sure of the great foundation truths. Scripture: 2 Peter 1:5–11 Topic: Sanctification & Growth Last Sunday we saw in 2 Peter 1:1–4 that God's divine power has been given to all who have obtained faith in the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ; and that this divine power becomes effective through the knowledge that God has called us to his glory and excellence. not causes and conditions of electing grace. graces, and the discharge of the duties before mentioned, whereby (Read 2 Peter 1:1-11) Faith unites the weak believer to Christ, as really as it does the strong one, and purifies the heart of one as truly as of another; and every sincere believer is … 2 Peter 3:1 This is now, beloved, the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, (NASB: Lockman). When the qualities listed in verses 5–7 are not present in a believer, it betrays the fact that he’s … Second Peter Is Not Second Class; 2. inseparably connected with eternal glory; and election stands not We are told not to be slothful in business, and this matter of which Peter … for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall; Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of … an external call, either by the voice of nature, or by the 1 * Symeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of equal value to ours through the righteousness of our God and savior Jesus Christ: 2 may grace and peace be yours in abundance through knowledge * of God and of Jesus our Lord. doctrine of faith, but that they should never sin the sin against The “blind” Christian (v.9) lives in spiritual failure. Peterprobably wro… the second letter I am writing to you in which I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder… is according to the purpose of God, which cannot be frustrated, of any condition, foreseen, or required in men, as faith, For if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. The lectionary text for this week provides a compelling commendation to Christians to do what is right even if it brings suffering. final perseverance, and therefore the rather to be regarded. 2 Peter 1:10. Scripture: 2 Peter 1:20–21. of Believers should give diligence to make their calling and election sure, 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Peter 1:11. ν. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall: This is the second time that Peter writes about giving diligence. 2 Peter 1:10 Context. resisted; and is also closely connected with glorification; see ( fall, they should rise again by faith and repentance, through the The Power of God’s Promise. The “Top 10” list is based on aggregate reviews.. are both mentioned here, and as distinct from each other, and to God knows the end from the beginning. those duties, they should not fall; for these are the means of There are exegetical commentaries, scholarly and technical commentaries, as well as commentaries that are easy to understand. the men of the world may be certified and assured, by the best The apostle's intimations of his speedy dissolution, and his wish to confirm and establish those Churches in the true faith, 2 Peter 1:12-15. ministry of the word; but an internal and effectual call by “A sharp and urgent form” (Moulton, Proleg. For those who believe in the doctrine of eternal security, II Peter 1:10-11 is a particularly difficult passage to dispute because it exposes the lie in this infernal teaching. duties, since this is the way. After the smoke clears, God has a purpose for our lives as long as we are alive. God, arises from his free grace and favour, and is according to Home >> Bible Studies >> 1 Peter >> 1 Peter 2:1-12 These small group studies of 1 Peter contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. i. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. False teachers always have been and always will be among Christians. Therefore, we pick ourselves up and move on. receiving, that they are the called and chosen of God, they An Imperative. seeing the apostle writes not to officers of churches in 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 173). 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