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1 Peter 5:10
10 But [de] the God [theos] of all [pas] grace [charis], who [ho] hath called [kaleo] us [hemas] unto [eis] his [autos] eternal [aionios] glory [doxa] by [en] Christ [Christos] Jesus [Iesous], after that ye have suffered [pascho] a while [oligos], [autos] make [katartizo] you [humas] perfect [katartizo],
stablish [sterizo], strengthen [sthenoo], settle [themelioo] you. KJV-Interlinear
10 And after you have suffered
for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory
in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.NASB
Here, suffering means
to endure the hardships of life, whatever they might consist of.And simply being born into this world means
that a person has to endure the physical and mental stresses of life, suffering
begins at birth and continues until ones death.
This is a temporary
We all have two phases
in our life, the one we have now, or our physical state in this life, and the
second phase, which is our eternal state.Obviously the eternal state (trillions and trillions and trillions, etc.
of years), which will last forever, is a far longer state than our current
state, which can last but a few decades.So this life is but a blink if not less than that, on the timeline of
God the Father saw your
life in eternity past.You were
conceived in His mind and manifested in His plan, a very long time ago.He saw your faith in Christ, and therefore
brought you into existence for the purpose of living forever with Him, in heaven.
For by means of Christ,
by means of the Holy Spirit, by means of doctrine, which is our link through
Christ to God, He will build you up and complete your life.
Peter uses four
construction terms here to describe the building of your spiritual life.
God will make you
perfect, which is the alignment of all components of a building, relative to
each other.All parts of your spiritual
life will be assembled together perfectly.
Stablish means to make
one firm, to tie together, where one part serves to support another part such that
every part holds up and holds together every other part.
The strengthening takes
into consideration the shifting, leaning, warping, racking factors of a
building.Every part of your spiritual
life, in doctrine, is tied together in such a way that it cannot fall over,
twist or break apart, even under the pressures from the heaviest of storms.
And the settling
component of a newly established building all depends on the foundation upon
which it is built.Bible doctrine is the
safest, surest, soundest, most secure foundation in existence.There is nothing better, anywhere.
God is truth.Gods plan is truth.Gods Word is truth. There is nothing shady, deceitful,
or flawed, in Gods spiritual design.The
world offers nothing but uncertainty and suffering.God offers certainty and hope.In the world, you will always lose.In Christ, you will always win.All circumstances therefore, are irrelevant.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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