I Peter 4:1-6: Armament

Since Christ then has suffered in flesh,
Start arming yourselves for the fight.
With Christ’s attitude as your sword,
A weapon, omnipotent might!
For those who are dead can not sin,
And Christ suffered once in our stead.
We mystically bonded with Christ,
Judicially counted lusts dead.

And we’ve spent enough time in sin,
Immoral, in drunkenness, lust,
In orgies, idolatries great,
We’ve lived now too long in disgust.
So now is the time to escape,
To Christ turn to Him you align.
Though through this estranging the world,
Who hatefully curse and malign.

But all men will give an account,
To Him who will judge quick and dead.
Those dead in their sins good news reached,
That they might embrace God instead.
Prepare for your spiritual war,
And cast off your sins on the cross.
Ignoring the slander of man,
Preach gospel to all who are lost.


3 thoughts on “I Peter 4:1-6: Armament

  1. I Peter 4:1-6 is another excellent example of Peter’s very practical approach to Christian living. He begins by telling us to “arm ourselves with Christ’s attitude,” and then gives us three reasons to do so 1. because those who are dead can not sin, and we are dead to sin because of our association with Christ. 2, because we’ve already spent enough time in sin as it is. And 3, because there will be a judgement day where all men must answer for their sins. Then, he wraps up his discussion, like a good evangelist, by tying the gospel into the whole discussion.


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