Consequences of justification. 1:1-5: When we rely utterly upon God's grace and not at all upon ourselves, we have peace, reconciliation, or a state of harmony with God. Hope of ... the glory of God, though we had fallen short of the glorious destiny God intended for us, we now find ourselves confidently expecting it.
Reference summary used from The New Oxford Annotated Bible with The Apocrypha Expanded Edition, An Ecumenical Study Bible, RSV
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Thursday, May 9, 2013
II Peter 1 . Christian Virtues . True Wisdom . Symeon Peter . Jesus Christ . Psalm/Tehillim 130 . God . Israel . Prayer . Confession . Justification . Sepher Tehillim
Sunday School Lesson for May 12, 2013 (Mother's Day). Unit III. A Call to Holy Living. II Peter 1:4-14 (Devotional Reading Psalm/Tehillim 130).
II Peter 1:4-14
Verse 4 ... The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered
Verse 4 ... Man Redeemed; Effectual Calling; The Understanding Enlightened, The Truth Received
(ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust ... lust/sexual indulgence denied Christ)
Verses 5,6,7 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness of The New Life; Growth in Grace
Verses 5,6.7 ... 7 Christian Virtues: faith, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity (love)
(II Peter 1:3; Book of Jude; II Peter 2 .. Reference Scriptures from the Sunday School Book)
Verse 8 .... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; Growth in Grace
Christian growth and genuine love would come from possessing the 7 virtues from verses 5,6,7.
Verse 9 ... Man Redeemed; Duties & Graces Of The New Life; Backsliding, Under the New Covenant
Verses 10,11 ... Works of God; Purposes Of God; The Means to Be used
We are free moral agents, which means we as Christians and mankind (male/female) are allowed to pick our choices in life. The choices we make is our responsibility, whether right or wrong, good or bad.
Verse 12 ... Man Redeemed; Blessedness Of The New Life; The Impartation of True Wisdom, Actually Attainable
Verses 13.14 ... The Outward Man; The Death Of The Body; Death in Prospect, Care for Survivors
(I Peter ... Reference Scripture from the Sunday School Book)
II Peter was written by "Symeon Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, whose death Christ foretold, who was present at the transfiguration, and was the author of I Peter.
II Peter is addressed/written to all Christians, but especially to the recipients of the First Epistle.
The letter begins and ends in exhortations to grow in grace and knowledge.
Psalm/Tehillim 130 ... The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, and his patience in hope. He exhoreth Israel to hope in God.
Verses 1,2 ... Duties To God; Prayer; Objects of Prayer, Help in Trouble
Verse 3 ... Duties To God; Confession; Examples of Confession, Individual Confession
Verses 3,4 ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Pardon
Verse 4,8 ... Man Redeemed; Justification; Pardon, Promised
Verses 5,6 ... Duties To God; Waiting; Waiting On God
Verse 7 ... God; Attributes Of God As Person; Mercy & Compassion
Psalm/Tehillim 120-134 are entitled "Songs of Degrees." These psalms were probably intended to be sung by the pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem.
The Hebrew title of this treasury of "prayer, praise, and adoration" is 'Sepher Tehillim,' the "Book of Praises."
Scripture reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible & The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible