1 Peter 2:23, When reviled, he Isaiah 53:7, He opened not his reviled not again. As He required the best among the animals offered to Him in the O.T. 9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having â¦ 1 Peter 2:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 2:11, NIV: "Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul." ), or (as most prefer) it may express the end contemplated in the being built. So Peter, as his wont is, charges them to do on their side what has been made both possible and a matter of duty by what has been done on God’s side. * 1 So I exhort the presbyters * among you, as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christ and one who has a share in the glory to be revealed. If our priesthood is modelled on that of Jesus Christ, as is here implied, it consists mainly (Calvin points this out) of the sacrifice of self, of the will; then, in a minor degree, of words and acts of worship, thanks and praise. Christians and the Church are a special group of people who are holy unto the Lord. The business is not entrusted to a particular class to be known as priests; there is not a particular portion to whom the name is to be especially given; but every Christian is in fact a priest, and is engaged in offering an acceptable sacrifice to God. &c. (Witham). ; Пс. The connection with priesthood (Hebrews 10:21) and the offering of sacrifices points to the special sense of the House of God, i.e., the Temple; cf. In other words, wherever we are, and whatever the day is, we … All believers alike, not merely ministers, are now the dwelling of God [and are called naos, not hieron], and priests unto God (Revelation 1:6). First of all, is the sacrifice of ourselves and our entire existence; then follow our thoughts, words, actions, with the specific acts of thanksgiving, praise, prayer, mercy, and beneficence, for the Lord’s sake. The temple is, however, regarded not in its capacity of a place for worship so much as a place for Divine inhabitation. What, then, do the sacrifices consist of? Commentary on 1 Peter 2:11,12 (Read 1 Peter 2:11,12) Even the best of men, the chosen generation, the people of God, need to be exhorted to keep from the worst sins. It indicates a further end contemplated by the being built up in Christ. It was a most costly and splendid edifice. Though the noun means simply ‘house,’ and not ‘temple,’ and the adjective ‘spiritual’ is added simply to distinguish it from a material structure, it is no doubt the temple that Peter has in view. And in the same way Christians are both Spirit indwelt Sanctuary and Spirit impelled priesthood, house and household, and the implication coming from this, drawn out explicitly in the letter to the Hebrews, is that Jesus as Chief Cornerstone is also High Priest. Believers are constantly exposed to a world system energized by Satan and his demons. At the same time, the words, by or through Christ, may be fitly connected with offering; for a similar phrase is found in Hebrews 13:15, “Through him let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God.”. 1 Peter 5 â For Shepherds and Sheep A. . One moment we appear to be thinking of the stones of the Sanctuary itself, and the next moment of the priesthood, but it is doubtful if a Jew would have seen it in that way, for to him the priesthood was an essential part of the Sanctuary. Peter saw the church as a living temple to which God was adding with the conversion of each new believer. 28:19, 20). ], "I Peter never speaks of the Church as ekklesia, but uses metaphorical images of OT origin." When Christ ascended on high, He gave some to be prophets, Ephesians 4:11; none, as we find, to be priests. 28:1; Ин. (11,12) Subjects exhorted to pay all proper obedience to their civil governors. 1. To Him to whom we owe our first consecration as priests to God, we owe also the continued acceptance of all that we offer in our priestly ministry. The same rendering is adopted by not a few of the best interpreters (Bengel, Wiesinger, Weiss, Hofmann, etc. Connect with "offer up." An holy priesthood. You must let yourselves be used in building the spiritual temple.” Note the, man or woman, is a priest to God and has direct access to God through Jesus Christ! The usual Old-Testament (Septuagint) term for offering of sacrifice. Then, afterwards follow prayers, thanksgiving, almsdeeds, and all the duties of religion. It is never so given in the New Testament, and there was a reason why it should not be. 28:42; Лев. If we fail to be “doers of the word” (James 1:22) we will be rejected, not of men, perhaps, but God, the Master Builder.’ (Oberst p. 99). The Greek word is the same as â¦ 8:3). Greek. This is their destiny now that they are His. Of the spiritual sacrifices, the first is the offering of ourselves, of which Paul speaks in Romans 12:1; for we can offer nothing, until we offer to him ourselves as a sacrifice; which is done by denying ourselves. Еф. 2:6; Гал 6:1); 10) священники являются посланниками Божьими (Мал. We must further observe, that he constructs one house from the whole number of the faithful. 9.) Compare Isa 56:7, which compare with "acceptable to God" here; Ps 4:5; 50:14; 51:17, 19; Ho 14:2; Php 4:18. Question: "What does it mean that Jesus and believers are living stones in 1 Peter 2:4-5?" All history is the process of building up a âspiritual palaceâ out of a regenerate humanity, in order that, in the end, the Father Himself may occupy it. It is never found in the sacrificial application either in the Pauline writings or in the Classics, but has that sense again in 1 Peter 2:24 of the present chapter, once in James (James 2:21), and thrice in Hebrews (Hebrews 7:27; Hebrews 9:28; Hebrews 13:15). We are set apart for a specific purpose in this dispensation of grace. 2 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Coming to Jesus through His word. See Hebrews 7:27. acceptable. ((r) Neve Shalom apud Caphtor, fol. Peter goes … Vid. Study the bible online using commentary on 1 Peter 2:5 and more! Since there is a priest, there is also involved the notion of a sacrifice; but that which is offered is such as all Christians offer to God, proceeding from the heart, and breathed forth from the lips, and in a holy life. 1 Peter 2:5 English Standard Version (ESV). But the sacrifices of the new hierarchy are “spiritual, ”—i.e., not material, not sacrifices of bulls and goats and lambs. 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. III. The temple is, however, regarded not in its capacity of a place for worship so much as a place for Divine inhabitation. It is seen as our making our regular commitment to God’s covenant, as we partake of Him in the bread and wine, through the blood originally shed, not as in any way offering a ‘sacrifice’. To offer up spiritual sacrifices — Not merely their prayers and praises, but their souls and bodies, their time and talents, with all their thoughts, words, and actions, acceptable to God through the mediation of Jesus Christ — The great High-Priest over the house of God, whose intercession alone can recommend to the Father such imperfect sacrifices as ours. Are built up—Rather, are being built up, by the Holy Spirit cementing believers with one another and with Christ. Every building of whatever kind is erected for some speciﬁc purpose, and this one is no exception to the rule. It was a great saying of the Psalmist when he said, "I am small and of no reputation, yet do I put my trust in Thee." All of this flows from the conclusion of chapter 1. священство святое Ветхозаветные священники и новозаветные верующие-священники имели много общих характерных черт: 1) священство является привилегией избранных (Исх. 1 Peter 5:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 5:2, NIV: "Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, watching over them--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;" 1 Peter 5:2, ESV: "shepherd the flock of God that is among you, … 2:20; Кол. (See Mark 14:58; John 2:21; Acts 7:48; Acts 21:28; compare also Hebrews 9:8; Hebrews 9:11.) “What a great job! Christian houses of worship are never called temples, because the temple was for sacrifice, which has no place in the Christian dispensation; the Christian "temple" is the congregation of spiritual worshippers. God has a purpose for all of us to fulfill that we cannot fulfill individually. Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (See Hebrews 10:19-25, especially 1Peter 2:21.). It was important, therefore, to show that this was not overlooked in the spiritual temple that God was raising. The special abode of God on the earth was now removed from that temple to the Christian church. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. And on that ground we may include it here. It is significant that St. Peter omits all intimation of a sacerdotal order, with himself at its head, and all allusion to himself as of more importance in building God’s house than any of his brother apostles. Beginning with 120 in the upper room, on that first day of Pentecost, we are being formed, fashioned and knitted together, by God Himself, … They are to be so built in order to make not only a spiritual house, but also a holy priesthood, and the spiritual house itself is to rise with a view to, or, so as also to become, the holy priesthood. See Romans 1:6; "And hath made us: kings and priests unto God." The very word implies that all Christians have not an equal degree of priesthood. He, in His perfect sympathy with all men, must make the sacrifice His own. for offering of sacrifice, lit., to bring up to the altar. And besides this, giving all diligence "Or upon this", as the Syriac and Arabic versions read, bestow all your labour, diligence, and care; namely, on what follows, and that from the consideration of what goes before; for nothing can more strongly animate, and engage to the diligent exercise of grace and discharge of … Read Introduction to 1 Peter âWho are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.â Now we come to Godâs layaway plan.God lays our inheritance of heaven away with his guarantee that we will receive it. (1 Peter 2:5) "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." Thus, Isaiah 61:6, it is foretold that, in the days of the Messiah, the people of God should be named the priests of the Lord, and the ministers of our God; as also Isaiah 66:21. For, according to his promise, he lives and walks in every true believer, 2 Corinthians 6:16; and collectively considered, as a holy society, or assembly, uniting together in his worship and service, you are the house, or temple, of the living God, (1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:20-21,) in which he manifests his presence, displays his glory, communicates his blessings, and accepts the prayers and praises, alms and oblations, of his people; a holy priesthood — Not only God’s temple, but the priests that serve him in that temple; that is, persons dedicated to and employed for God. 1 Peter 5:11, NASB: "To Him be dominion forever and ever. 13:15); 3) добрые дела (Евр. Christians offer themselves as, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. Only here and 1 Peter 2:9. offer up. In the material building of the Mosaic system, there was a practice of offering sacriﬁces which also were of material character, namely, the bodies of animals. to offer up spiritual sacrifices; their whole selves, souls, and bodies, as a holy, living, and acceptable sacrifice; their prayers and praises, and all good works done in faith, and from love, and to the glory of God; particularly acts of kindness and beneficence to poor saints; these are called spiritual, in distinction from legal sacrifices, and because offered in a spiritual manner, under the influence, and by the assistance of the Spirit of God, and with their spirits. устрояйте из себя дом духовный Метафорически Бог строит духовный дом, определяя место каждому верующему, объединяя их друг с другом и каждого из них со Христом (ср. 1 Peter 5:2. 5.Lively stones—Rather, living stones, deriving their life from Christ. To him, and him alone, under the New Testament dispensation, should the name priest be given, as it is uniformly in the New Testament, except in the general sense in which it is given to all Christians. 8:7 и послед. They are God’s temple that they may be God’s priests, set apart and purified, for the purpose of offering up. One is added to this relationship upon baptism (Acts 2:38; Acts 2:41; Acts 2:47). 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. These thoughts were often dwelt upon by the apostle Paul, and are here illustrated by Peter, evidently with the same design, to impart consolation to those who had never been permitted to worship at the temple in Jerusalem, and to comfort those Jews, now converted to Christianity, who saw that that splendid and glorious edifice was about to be destroyed. He says: âOnce you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercyâ (1 Pet 2:10). mouth. Watch our overview video on 1 Peter, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 3:3, 4; 2Пет. This is said, not of a distinct class, as of ministers, but of the whole body of believers. There follow afterwards prayers, giving of thanks, alms deeds, and all exercises of piety" [Calvin]. 2:7; Мат. 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. After extolling the dignity of Christians, he goes back to CHRIST, its sole source. Christians offer themselves as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2), to praise God! (p) Aeneid. The Hebrew word for palace and temple is one.” And the reason for introducing this figure seems to be, to console the Hebrews for their vanishing privileges in the temple at Jerusalem. 1 Peter 2:11, ESV: "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul." especially Ephesians 2:20 ff.— , indicative rather than imperative. Through the merits of the great sacrifice made by the Redeemer on the cross. The Hebrew word for palace and temple is one.â And the reason for introducing this figure seems to be, to console the Hebrews for their vanishing privileges in the temple at Jerusalem. 2. ‘built up as a spiritual house’-This house is the Church (1 Timothy 3:15). Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Peter 2:5. Peter explained this purpose more fully below, but here he revealed that it involves worship and service (cf. ‘as living stones’-‘Note that this building requires living stones---those that have life, vigor, and vitality…There is no place for dead bricks in Christ’s living tabernacle, the church. 1 Peter 2:5. Every believer, by this reception of spiritual life, becomes like his Lord, and also enters as a stone into the spiritual house built upon Christ. I have heard some incredible promises in my lifetime, just as you probably have also. Spiritual sacrifices - not the literal one of the mass, as Rome's self-called disciples of Peter teach. We all help one another to present one anotherâs prayers and praises, which pass through the lips of many priests; but for them to be acceptable, they must be presented finally through the lips of the Great High Priest. 1. ), specially on the ground that what is stated in this verse and the following is a natural explanation of the practical effect to which that ‘goodness of the Lord’ which they had tasted (1 Peter 2:3) had served them for good, namely, in having actually made them, through attachment to Himself, parts of that spiritual edifice of which he is the foundation chosen of God. Christ is the only literal Hiereus-priest in the New Testament: through Him alone we may always draw near to God. приносить духовные жертвы Духовные жертвы означают дела, прославляющие Бога, совершенные во Христе под водительством Духа Святого и руководством Слова Божьего. The readers of 1 Peter, then, have in some sense replaced the house of Israel as Godâs new people. 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