Read 1 Peter chapter Five
1Pe 5:1 The 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:
(The Elder was the Pastor or leader of the local assembly (Acts 14:23). In other verses he was called the "Bishop" (1 Tim. 3:2))
1Pe 5:2 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;
(Feeding the flock is referring to spiritual feed. The “elders” or older, mature, spiritual men in the church are to feed the flock with the word of God...NOT the word of man, not the doctrines of devils, and not your own brand of interpretations, BUT, the pure Word of God)
1Pe 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
1Pe 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
(Please read John 10:11-18 and compare to verse four)
1Pe 5:5 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.
1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
1Pe 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
("Sober" means to be clear minded. "Vigilant" means to always be on guard. As a child of God, we should never take anything that would slow down or cloudy up our mind. We should always be clear minded and on guard because Satan is always looking for a way to destroy us. He does not take a break and will attack us from any direction he can, in any way he can, and through anyone he can.)
1Pe 5:9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1Pe 5:10 But 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.
("perfect" means to be perfectly restored. "Stablish" means to be unmovable in your faith. "Settle you" means Grounded and erect (upright). As we suffer for Christ we become restored, unmovable, and grounded in our faith and relationship with God.)
1Pe 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
1Pe 5:12 By 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.
(Silvanus was the same as Silas, Paul’s faithful companion in travel, mentioned Act 15:40; Act 16:19. Peter gives him credit for speaking the words that he pinned)
1Pe 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
1Pe 5:14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
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