1 Peter 4:8, KJV: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins." Audio: What is one of the greatest distinguishing marks of any Christian? — 1 Peter 4:8, 10 Loving others includes using the gifts provided by God’s Spirit. the same word in 1Peter 1:22; also in Luke 22:44; Acts 12:5; Acts 26:7.) If he/she is meant for you, they’ll show you in their actions because 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. . And love is the defining characteristic of the attitudes and actions of Christians and the Church, or at least it should be. Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12–19. 4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual houseto be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. I should call in for reinforcements to cover my rear and keep my head on a swivel to assure I am looking out for an attack in every direction. When the love of God through Christ, abounds in our hearts, then the offenses of others, together with our own sins, are covered in Christlike forgiveness. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 … When it’s hard to find the food you want and when school is not how you’re used to it. (4:8-9) Not only are we Christians to love (agapē) each other, but we are to love "deeply" (NIV); love should be "fervent" (KJV), "constant" (NRSV). 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Each week, I’ll share with you one verse from the Bible as well as a mini-devotion or food for thought. Yet, if we love Christ, we must love His church, and if we do not love His church, we do not love Him (1 John 4:21). No doubt he often recalled that day when the One, Whom he loved so dearly, yet had so blatantly denied with a curse, entrusted him with the great commission to, "feed My sheep", and "feed my little lambs.". Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8. I pray, that I may reflect Christlikeness in all my dealings with others, so that the glory goes to You. They encourage others in their Christian walk. In Jesus' name, AMEN. The charity about which St. Peter and St. Paul wrote is love; that love for each other, perfect, honest, intense (that is the word that brings out the true meaning of the original), which is the outcome of true and perfect love for God. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. They understand their foibles and are wisely insensible of their errors. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (8) And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves.--The original is far more vigorous: But before all things keeping intense your charity towards yourselves. 1 Pedro 4:8 - Na una sa lahat ay maging maningas kayo sa inyong pagiibigan; sapagka't ang pagibig ay nagtatakip ng karamihang kasalanan: (translation: Tagalog: Ang Dating Biblia (1905)) 中文 čeština Nederlands français ქართული ენა Deutsch italiano 日本語 … His unconditional and unrestricted forgiveness. . Does not He Who loved us so deeply, even to the point of death on the cross, demand that we display unselfish love towards others? Previous: 1 Peter 4:8. Devotion - 1 Peter 2:4-8 (Tom Milton) HD720 St Johns Wishart. Thank You for this truth, that love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:8, NIV: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8 has transformed my life and my marriage. He had first-hand experience of receiving Christ's divine love, through the covering of his own sins. As Living Stones - And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Next: 1-Peter … Such love applauds the good qualities they find in others while speaking the truth in love. No surprise that Peter exhorts us, "above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins." Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Love is also a gift of the Spirit because it is only as we abide in Him and He in us, that we can love as Christ loved, as we allow the love of Christ to flow through us to others. 1 Peter 2:4–8. Your mom stressed out about not working and missing all your friends and everything that is normal. It’s hard to be nice and love others when things seem really hard right now. Click for more devotions from 1 Peter. Love is our priority: it is “above all things” or, more literally, “before all things” ( pro pantōn) (1 Pet. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Peter 4:8 May 20, 2020. How do you deal with your brother driving you crazy? The Living Stone and a Chosen People. The Greek adverb is ektenēs, "pertaining to being persevering, with implication that one does not waver in one's display of interest or devotion… TODAY IN THE WORD. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Are you expressing your love for others in your church through hospitality, or do you routinely avoid fellowship with others? 1 Peter 4:8 October 6, 2016. No Comments. By faith, we have received God's eternal forgiveness. John Piper @JohnPiper. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is a helpful question to ask in a multi-religious, relativistic age. One evidence of saving faith is that we gather with other believers for worship and to serve one another. Peter had been deeply impacted by Christ's unconditional love toward him. Such love does not wink at sin, nor does it translate imperfections into destructive criticism, but is gracious toward the faults of others and patient with their defects. 1 Peter 4:10-11 | Created For A Purpose Tawni Sattler , February 10, 2016 February 9, 2016 , Tawni Sattler , 1 Peter 4:10-11 , art journaling Bible , Bella Boulevard , bible journaling , created for a purpose , created in His image , Devotional , flowers , Genesis Collection , Illustrated Faith , Illustrated Faith Make It Count , … 11th August 2020. (1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV) It seems to me that when I feel closest to Christ and everything is going well is when I should be the most cautious. Peter knew that God is love. Casual Christians always become casualties. John Piper Oct 23, 1994 7.2K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. Name * Email * Website. God is love. It was painful. There is nothing that can separate us from His love, for past, present, and future sins have been washed in the sea of His amazing forgiveness, and His vast ocean of forgetfulness, and we are cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb. 3) Accomplish the Will of God (1 Peter 4:7-11) ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:23 “for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” We all gonna die. Yes, they might drive you crazy at times, but choose to love them and forgive them. They forgive past offenses. Scripture Reading — 1 Peter 4:7-11. Do you find it’s harder to love others deeply in times like these? Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. You’ll be glad you did! DAILY BIBLE VERSE AND DEVOTION – 1 PETER 4:8 DAILY BIBLE VERSE AND DEVOTION – 1 PETER 4:8. As the time for Christ's return for His church draws ever closer we are warned to be clear-minded and self-controlled. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He knew the liberating joy that floods the soul when sins are covered by Christ, the lover of our soul. Teen Devotion Love covering sins. Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Peter 4:8. 1 Peter 4:8, ESV: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." However, God doesn’t ask us to do something we can’t do. Should not we who have had the sordid sins of our blackened souls washed, covered, cleansed, and eternally forgiven by our gracious God, reflect His tender-hearted forgiveness, His warm gentleness, His deep compassion and fervent love in our dealings on our brothers and sisters in Christ? When things just don’t feel right. 1 Peter 4:8(NASB) Verse Thoughts The warm gentleness and tender-hearted forgiveness in Paul's chapter on love, in 1 Corinthians 13, identifies LOVE as the foundational fruit of the Spirit, from which all other gifts and graces grow. - 1 Peter 4:8. "Above all things,"  Peter writes, "have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.". . Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. Close. A Chosen People, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, God’s Own Possession – 1 Peter 2:9-10. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. – 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV) Do you find it’s harder to love others deeply in times like these? My flesh wanted to let others know how this person hurt me and what they did, but the Spirit that … We are exhorted to be sober in deed and watchful in prayer. The Bible gives some serious warnings about living in the last days. Peter also knew the amazing grace and perfect peace that comes when sins are covered. Or do you tend to hold grudges? No wonder Peter emphasised the need for us all to have a deep, heartfelt and intense love for our Lord, and a similarly deep, impassioned, fervent love for one another. Should not our love for one another reflect that pure, selfless love that the Lord Jesus demonstrated toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us? 1 Peter 4:7-11 teaches the third way we are to live godly lives: Accomplish the Will of God like Christ, page 5 of 6 around the theme 1 Peter 4:1-11 Living for God. "Love one another as I have loved you," was the command Christ gave to the Church. Last days deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Church hospitality... I may reflect Christlikeness in all my dealings with others, so that the charity there... 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