IV. that same vanity dwells with you. The ways and occasions for it are manifold, as the grace which will help us in it. 3. (1) "Fervent." Leighton.I. Not to get something but to give something. 8. Jesus put it this way in the Sermon on the mount: Matthew 6:38-48 “ 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.‘ 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. But where love is, there joy and peace, fellowship and sympathy and material helpfulness, will assuredly prevail. The perfection of gifts consists not only in the having of it, but in the use thereof. "According as every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another." And here I would say, first of all, prayer must be intelligent. A. And therefore such men — God's rare and best ones — learn to make allowances, not from weak sentiment, which calls wrong right, but from that heavenly charity which sees right lying at the root of wrong. Wealth, fame, pleasure, fashion, houses, lands, titles, husbands, wives, children, friends — in brief, all creation — has the power to educe the sinful nature of man. "Ministering it among yourselves." If our life and conduct say what is true about Christ, and nothing but what is true, representing His yoke as easy, His burden as light, His service as love, His reign as righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, then it does not matter how humble our work may be in its outward form, it will still be work for God, work for Christ, and for truth, and the souls of men. II. The lily in the field is one of a million, but it makes the summer air a little sweeter for all that; the star of the sky is one of a million, but it is not less a thing of glory for that; the dewdrop of the morning is one of a million, yet it leaves a spot of fresh beauty as it exhales into the light. The great ameliorative movements of the world are also vastly indebted to the weak and poor. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *gra… Every one may therefore in various methods give "rod receive, administer relief and accept relief, comfort and be comforted, serve and submit to be served, communicate benefit and satisfaction and enjoy benefit and satisfaction,III. 4:8). And now let each exchange his capacities and endowments and possessions against those of the other; now let every one apply the particular talent entrusted to him, as often as he has the proper motive and opportunity for it; what a blessing would the prodigiously various commutation of kind offices, of assistance and support, of benevolence and beneficence, be to all in general and to each in particular!IV. "Am I occupying with it, that at my Master's coming He may find it increased and fructified?" No doubt that is sometimes true. Here is a profound, collected, there a comprehensive and excursive; here a quick but volatile, there a slow but solid understanding. Again, we should watch against the distracting influence of an over-anxious and careful spirit in prayer. They are of many descriptions, and variously proportioned. God is glorified in an especial manner, by the effectual diffusion of the gospel, since there His perfections are most plainly illustrated, His dealings towards mankind most clearly displayed, and His requirements of homage and service most forcibly delineated and sanctioned. The sluggishness of our nature is as much to be watched against and overcome as its selfishness. Some rail at parsimony because they are open handed. It is written of St. Mary Magdalene, "Her sins which are many are forgiven her; for she loveth much." CONSIDER LASTLY, HOW MANIFOLD AND DIFFERENT THE METHODS IN WHICH YE MAY SERVE YOUR BRETHREN, IN WHICH YE MAY DO THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT YE ARE ABLE. "Ye that are strong must bear the infirmity of the weak." Here is strength of mind, there strength of body; here the power of beauty, there the power of eloquence; here the command of oneself and the passions, there the authority of the ruler and the commander over his subjects; here impetuous, overwhelming, there mild, insinuating, yet more irresistible force. The one stirreth up strifes, it dwells upon them, and rouses them up afresh, and does not allow them to be forgotten. A. 2. The exhortation to "watch" supposes danger, weakness, a proneness to fall asleep, or the near presence of a foe. It urges upon us that we are all brethren. But the perfect ease and pleasure with which he does his own sinning calls for an incessant vigilance not to do it. God is glorified by all that manifests His providential and moral administration respecting man kind. "God resisteth the proud, but giveth (and, of course, in answer to prayer) grace unto the humble. Indeed, such is our condition that we do not simply need to watch and pray to resist temptation, but to watch and pray that we may not enter into it, for there is every reason to believe that, were we to enter into it, we would yield to it; so that the only true course is, avoid it, and pass away. The strong must help the weak. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. It is unfortunate when a Christian man is not also a man among men, able to hold his own place, and make for himself a higher. However unpretentious our gift may be, it may count for more than we think. His son Keith was murdered in … You cannot create love in the soul by force from within itself, but you may move it from a point outside itself. Thus ministering the gift as we have received it, whether it be large or small, whether it be natural or spiritual, we find upon gathering up the fragments that remain over and above to those to whom we have ministered, that there is greater store than we knew, greater because more full of God's blessing! Be hospitable to one another without complaining. God is the centre of the universe which He has made, and He ministers to all. 2. But how often the less gifted man, feeble in his mental power and slow in its exercise — painfully acquiring the needed knowledge with continuous effort, how often is such a one regarded only with a half-contemptuous pity. These hidden props have for the most part few leaves and less fruit, but their service and glory are that they bear up the goodly vine, with all its wealth of gold and purple; and however entirely these stumps may be forgotten in the day of vintage, they made a splendid contribution to the joy of harvest. 1:22; 3:8). But influence over others is not the only matter in which we are to be good stewards of His manifold grace. Our conduct will, of course, have more or less influence upon the good and the happiness of mankind, according to the circumstances under which we act, and the situation which we occupy in society. I saw but lately a lock of King Charles I's hair, that is all that remains of the martyr king of England. 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. III. Of all the sun shines on, none need pity more than those whose career of vice and crime is near to its close. They must first be filled with the glory, before the glory can stream forth. This was so in creation, when the creative qualities of the Almighty passed through the Son into efflorescent beauty. That is "fervent charity. What an amount of religious machinery would be in motion if an ecclesiastical James Watt or Stephen Gray would come and unlock this magazine of spiritual force! This is a noble thought. The necessities of the one are not the necessities of the other; the sufferings of the one are not the sufferings of the other. II. Did selfishness make them mean? Wisely did the old Greeks write upon the walls of one of their temples, "Know thy opportunity.". The text seems to point especially to certain dangers or hindrances we are liable to in the exercises of devotion: we are to "watch unto prayer.". This procures credit while we live, as a good name and memory when we die.6. One an ardency to animate all around it; the other cool consideration and resolution to put a stop to this devouring flame. Here is the want of necessaries; there the want of the commodious, the elegant, the agreeable. This is literally true of all those objects which we see or which are obvious to any of our senses. Doing good to others engages the approbation of every man.I. "Stewards." The little wheels in an engine, the little stones in a building, and the little gifts in the church, occupy a place for which the larger would be quite unsuitable. Severity exercised without pity tends to provoke rather than reform the transgressor. So must we have the glory sink into us before it can be reflected from us.(A. These are gifts which are common to all, and within the reach of all. No one is exactly that which another is; no one has precisely that which another has; no one knows all that another knows; no one can and may do whatever another can and may. But in such cases it is of little service. B. Meyer, B. A.Glory is the manifestation of the hidden attributes of the ever-blessed God. The man of sagacity is not always good in action: he wants an energetic coadjutor. 1 Peter 4:8 ‘Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins’. While it is possible to claim these natural gifts as our own without reference to our Incarnate Lord, yet it is only when we possess them in Him that we may be said to possess them truly. Look only at the works of nature. )Personal ChristlinessHomilist.1. 1. So if you are aware that a certain subject will always invoke an outburst of hot temper in your friend, true love will lead you to avoid it. And that we may be useful and not hurtful, it is our duty to ascertain what our gift is; and not to attempt what lies beyond our province, and so mar instead of making or mending. But we often set thus in dealing with God, using His gifts capriciously and selfishly, forgetting God's absolute authority and life's larger purpose. In them the light must first sink in before it can ray out. It implies that we study our gifts, and so make no mistake as to the work we are fitted to do. Beard. The prism, which shows the exquisite tints that hide in sunbeams, glorifies the sun and its Maker. Such then is God's way of dispensing His gifts. As long as the mountain and valley exist the inequalities of society will exist; but as in the economy of nature there is no antagonism between the height and the depth, the mountain sending its streams into the valley, and the valley sending its fertility creeping up the mountain side; so there need be no war between rich and poor, between capital and labour, because together they establish that interdependence among men which is essential to the growth and perfecting of all. When will they begin to apprehend the grace of God in its manifoldness? Everybody knows of Livingstone, of Bishop Hannington, of Paten, of Calvert; but the sublime enterprise conducted by these heroes would be impossible if it were not for the self-denying work of labouring men, farm servants, domestic servants, little children who give and collect coppers through the land and through the year. We glorify God, whenever we act under the influence of religious principle, from a sense of Christian duty, prompted by the example and Spirit of Jesus, and guided by His commands; by a sincere regard to Him as our Maker, our Preserver, our Witness, and our Judge. For the most part it is the union of great gifts with diligent work which ensures success; but it has sometimes been otherwise. )Mutual obligationsJ. Not only have we received the gift freely, but we have received it wisely; that is to say, God, in bestowing the gift upon us, exercised a wisdom which belongs to His own nature, preparing us for its reception, and bestowing upon us just the gift appropriate to our state. These hidden props have for the most part few leaves and less fruit, but their service and glory are that they bear up the goodly vine, with all its wealth of gold and purple; and however entirely these stumps may be forgotten in the day of vintage, they made a splendid contribution to the joy of harvest. to see that it was sent to win every affection, to brighten every smile, to shed fresh interest over every pursuit, to light up new hopes in every prospect — to embrace every variety of human temperament, assist every degree of human capacity? (2) It shows itself in all sorts of persons, with all sorts of endowments, in all sorts of offices, for all sorts of duties. The near view of eternity peculiarly assists him in this moderation as to worldly enjoyments. WHAT GIFTS HAS GOD BESTOWED UPON US, AND HOW ARE WE TO USE THEM? Thinking and speaking, keeping silence and hearing, giving and lending, partaking and borrowing, bearing and suffering and relieving, doing and not doing, are so many different methods of serving and being useful to others, and each the best in its proper season, the most productive of beneficial consequences.(G. All these have their own great value. THE NATURE OF THE THING HERE SPOKEN OF MINISTRY — SERVICE. The inheritance is "salvation" (1 Peter 1:5; 1 Peter 1:9); "the grace to be brought at the revelation of Christ" (1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 5:4). 1 Peter 4:6 speaks of evangelism for redemption of the soul of men. We don’t love to be accepted by God.  Our love is never enough to overcome the penalty of our sins.  But thanks be to God he provided a way for our debt to be taken away.  Our love is not a covering of our sins before God.  Our love is used as an instrument of healing in God’s work of bringing healing to the world.  Our love can truly be a covering for sin.  It can cover and contain the obnoxious and repulsive nature of the striving we engage in for self-importance.  Our love can be a gift of fresh air.  Our love can be a suave to the wounded.  Our love can bind the broken hearted.  Our love can be a covering to the sin weary world where we travel. By this I mean, in the way of delivering it, that it be done gravely and decently. And how much good now may every one do, if he does what belongs to him with willingness, with fidelity, with a heart benevolently affected towards his brethren, participating in their happiness and cheerfully concurring to promote it! 3. As a result, many think they are Christians who are not. We get into a kind of stereotyped way of working for God. CONSIDER THIRDLY, HOW NUMEROUS AND VARIOUS THE CAPACITIES AND POWERS, THE GIFTS AND ACQUIREMENTS OF MANKIND ARE, AND THENCE JUDGE HOW GREAT THE VARIETY OF WAYS IN WHICH THEY MAY SERVE AND ASSIST AND BENEFIT EACH OTHER. It is the richest land and the highest gifts that, being cultivated, will yield the best return. Revenge is almost invariably cloaked under the guise of moral indignation. How is it that men become disheartened and cease to pray? We are divers ways partakers of the gifts of others, and so must make them partakers of ours.7. 2. 1. III. "As every man," etc. I. LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS There is a picture of one of those strongest man contests. The question in every case for them is not an absolute, but a relative one; not "what?" And how various their destination; how various the sphere of action assigned them; how manifold the good and useful that each may contrive, adopt, and do therein! This brings most peace to our conscience both in life and death.5. A. 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” Explanation and Commentary of 1 Peter 4:8. We must lay ourselves out to do good; not wait lazily for an almost constraining impulse of circumstances. Shall we not subdue and restrain within the strictest bounds of temperance those appetites and passions which belong only to these dying bodies, and which, if indulged, will destroy our souls? All persons and all things shall pay this tribute, even they that most wickedly seek to withhold it; but this is the happiness of the saints, that they move willingly thus, are not forced or driven. We read of our most famous heroes, conquerors, statesmen, and all we can see of them is a tomb in our calm cathedral. 1 Peter 2:4-8: 2011-06-11 HOLINESS ACCORDING TO THE TRUTH: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3: 2011-06-10 HOLY BY GRACE: 1 Peter 1:17-21: 2011-06-09 HOLY WITH AND LIKE HIM: 1 Peter 1:13-16: 2011-06-08 AM I A CHILD OF GOD? Now, observe, this rule applies both to the form and the measure of the gift, both to its kind and to its degree. The selfish soul shrivels and dies, and the maimed and weakened Church suffers in all its functions. This social ministry is —1. This makes the matter very simple. Our grand errors on this point arise from our mistaking the effects for the cause; in making no distinction between particular acts of a charitable nature, and that disposition which produces them. "Although there was little in the home to foster, while there was much to discourage, the growth of that piety which was to characterise so signally his afterlife, one source of helpful and tender influence was preserved to him. )Reflected gloryA. G. We will first speak, as the most obvious case, of the bestowal of God's grace in the position and opportunities afforded by rank, wealth, and influence among men. The first bill purporting to be a true indignation at evil has the plainest marks of a clumsy counterfeit. One has ingenuity, an extensive, strong turn for invention; the other has judgment and dexterity in execution. You cannot move the boat from within, but you may obtain a purchase from without. He is as unlike Christ, the ideal man, as it is possible for him to be. Did pride overthrow them? She was a simple-hearted, loving, Christian woman, faithful in her duties to her earthly master, and faithful in her higher duties to her heavenly Master. 1 Peter 4:7-11 MSG. II. Jesus then gave Peter the name of Cephas – John 1:40-42. In public and in private life, in theology and practice, within and without, everywhere pollution. Qualifies man to please his Maker, bless humanity, serve the universe, and inherit all things.2. CONSIDER THIRDLY, HOW NUMEROUS AND VARIOUS THE CAPACITIES AND POWERS, THE GIFTS AND ACQUIREMENTS OF MANKIND ARE, AND THENCE JUDGE HOW GREAT THE VARIETY OF WAYS IN WHICH THEY MAY SERVE AND ASSIST AND BENEFIT EACH OTHER. They must first be filled with the glory, before the glory can stream forth. But it is far otherwise with the human species; we are essential to each other; one man in Leeds, one man in Europe, would hardly prosper; it is only in mutuality that the individual can live and come to the fulness of his glory and fruitfulness, that the race can reach its ideal life. If prayer be the soul's strength, the heart's repose, the world's antidote, the devil's dread, why is it that we pray, not only so languidly, but so little? Free E-mail Bible Study Discipleship Training in Luke's Gospel. If any hear, let him hear "as the oracles of God," not as a well-tuned sound, to help you to sleep an hour; not as a human oration, to displease or please you for an hour; not as a school lesson, to add some what to your stock of knowledge, or as a feast of new notions; but hear as the oracles of God.II. It is so in earthly things, and surely it must be so in spiritual things. Will God be more miser of blessing to spiritual husbandry than to earthly? It has been so in providence, wherein the sustaining grace of God has been revealing itself through successive ages of activity. And now let each exchange his capacities and endowments and possessions against those of the other; now let every one apply the particular talent entrusted to him, as often as he has the proper motive and opportunity for it; what a blessing would the prodigiously various commutation of kind offices, of assistance and support, of benevolence and beneficence, be to all in general and to each in particular! Christian Restraint. Life, a sphere of usefulness large or small, health, powers of mind and body. The vehemence of Luther was a blemish in him, while Melancthon was cautious to a fault. These gifts are not committed to us merely for our own enjoyment, but that we may use them to the benefit of the whole body of the Church. If any hear, let him hear "as the oracles of God," not as a well-tuned sound, to help you to sleep an hour; not as a human oration, to displease or please you for an hour; not as a school lesson, to add some what to your stock of knowledge, or as a feast of new notions; but hear as the oracles of God.II. You will receive as high a reward and as lofty a commendation. I cannot but feel that, if we would minister the gift as the Lord would have us minister it, we require greater delicacy of touch, keener discernment of human character, and a fuller appreciation of God's different methods of dealing with different souls than are commonly to be met with.(W. The Orientals have a wise saying, "A little stone in its place weighs a hundredweight." )God glorified by ChristF. She was a simple-hearted, loving, Christian woman, faithful in her duties to her earthly master, and faithful in her higher duties to her heavenly Master. II. A minister must speak holily, with that high esteem and reverence of the great Majesty whose message he carries, that becomes the divinity of the message itself, those deep mysteries that no created spirits are able to fathom.3. 1 Peter 2:9. Our corrupt selfishness makes us dull of sight, coldhearted, and ungrateful. J.R. Thomson . The Orientals have a wise saying, "A little stone in its place weighs a hundredweight." make the most of your chances; once lost, they come not back again. 1. II. Now it seems to me, that in doing this we have been too long acting contrary to all natural analogies. One quickness and pliancy to the business of the present moment; the other persevering, indefatigable patience for intricate and tiresome undertakings. By and by the gentleman orders his carriage to be sent round at a given time. 1. Moses, good in counsel, requires the help of Aaron ready of speech. Now it seems to me, that in doing this we have been too long acting contrary to all natural analogies. 4. She was strikingly beautiful. The work of a Christian is twofold—doing the will of God and suffering his pleasure. L. Watkinson.I. Here is the want of advice, there of support; here of courage, there of prudence; here of means and implements of trade, there of abilities for it; here of understanding, there of alacrity and application; here of moderation, there of patience; here of modesty and diffidence, there of self-importance and confidence. 3. Now you that hear should certainly agree in this too. The most inconsiderable people are valuable in their place.(W. The great ameliorative movements of the world are also vastly indebted to the weak and poor. But if unknown He would be forever unappreciated and unloved. Give what you have got, and do not distress yourself because you cannot give something else which you do not have. And afterwards he signifies, that our powers of speech and action are all to be employed in a holy and charitable manner for the welfare of our brethren, and to the glory of God our common Father, through Christ. )As good stewards of the manifold graceThe Christian stewardshipDean Alford.The manifold grace of God — the term is a remarkable one — it is that word by which the Greeks expressed infinite variety of hue or of design — the shiftings and glistenings of richly-mingled colours, or the dappled patterns of skilful embroidery. Thinking and speaking, keeping silence and hearing, giving and lending, partaking and borrowing, bearing and suffering and relieving, doing and not doing, are so many different methods of serving and being useful to others, and each the best in its proper season, the most productive of beneficial consequences.(G. It is called "manifold," because God's gifts are so various in kind and in degree. 2. Then there is another matter belonging to this part of our subject; the stewardship of administration of charity, or of any money laid out for the general good. In some such ways as these, Christian love argues with itself and others, and, as the result, many a sin is hindered on its way, and many a fault condoned. But if that work be a duty, then you cannot escape the responsibility which lies upon you to engage in it.(J. For thus we are brought to admire and rejoice in not only God Himself as the primal source of all good, but in our fellow men through whose "manifold" concurrence this "manifold grace" has been diffused around us. It is easy to be generous and tolerant and benevolent when we are sure of the heart of God, and when the little love of this life, and its coldness and its unreturned affections are more than made up to us by the certainty that our Father's love is ours. Through Him God goes forth to His creatures. We must neither misuse them nor neglect them. This is eminently true of sin, which by being allowed an habitual motion becomes so powerful that few overcome it. "Minister the same. And now let each exchange his capacities and endowments and possessions against those of the other; now let every one apply the particular talent entrusted to him, as often as he has the proper motive and opportunity for it; what a blessing would the prodigiously various commutation of kind offices, of assistance and support, of benevolence and beneficence, be to all in general and to each in particular!IV. )The oracles of GodW. The contrary is the case with these mirrors of our spirits. We will now look at them in their relation to each other. Peter writes that we are to love deeply.  This is an interesting adjective.  It is interesting to think that this verb would even need any kind of added intensity.  It is interesting to consider what the alternative to deep love might be.  What might shallow love look like.  This of course was not written in English it was written in Greek, and anytime we are focusing on one word it is interesting and illuminating to consider various translations.  Deep love is translated in the King James Version as fervent love.  Deep or fervent…intense persisting love can be contrasted with shallow or inconstant love.  Sometimes love is that way isn’t it.  Love might burn hot and fast.  It may be here one moment and gone the next especially when the challenges and difficulties of life come to meet us.  Love that endures has qualities.  A house that can withstand a storm does so because of the quality of the material that gives it strength.  And the love that is deep and abiding is so because it is of a certain type.  This is the type of love we want to have.  It is the love that finds its pattern in the maker of Love. Here are corporeal sufferings — weakness, debility, mutilation, decrepitude, pain, sickness, lingering death; there are sufferings of the soul — vexation, trouble, anxiety, grief, dejection, doubt, remorse, pangs of conscience, melancholy, despondency, peril of despair. (Canon Vernon Hutton. John Piper Feb 27, 1994 73 Shares Sermon. We want to raise up the new life within men. It is called "manifold," because God's gifts are so various in kind and in degree. H. M. H. Aitken, M. A.You and I can only give large sums of money to God's service, as God makes us wealthy. An act of fervent charity can obliterate the sins of a life. 1. Some men inveigh against squandering because they are economical. Let me now speak of another stewardship of God's manifold grace; that which we ordinarily know as talent; ability of various kinds, wherewith many are considerably, and some few eminently, endowed. II. One has understanding; and how various the species of it are! G. Barrett.I. Uncharitableness promotes evil, while pity reforms it. But further, that word "as" seems to teach us more than this. Nothing could stand against it. This charity is a Divine thing, the work and a fruit of the Spirit in the soul. 1 Pet. St. Paul tells us, "the greatest of these is charity." And therefore our ability, be it ever so small is our stewardship, of which God will most certainly have an a count from us. THE END OF ALL THIS APPOINTMENT IS, "that in all, God may be glorified through Jesus Christ"; that in all, in all persons and all things; the word includes both, and the thing itself extends to both. If, on the other hand, we are straitened in ourselves, then what wonder that our life should be unprofitable, and that we should scarcely to any degree minister the gift, simply because we receive it so scantily. II. 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