Stewards of God's Grace

Since therefore (A)Christ suffered in the flesh,[a] (B)arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for (C)whoever has suffered in the flesh (D)has ceased from sin, (E)so as to live for (F)the rest of the time in the flesh (G)no longer for human passions but (H)for the will of God. For the time that is past (I)suffices (J)for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of (K)debauchery, and (L)they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready (M)to judge the living and the dead. For this is why (N)the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 1 Peter 4:1 Some manuscripts add for us; some for you

Bible Gateway Recommends

John, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
John, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Retail: $5.99
Our Price: $3.99
Save: $2.00 (33%)
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, brown
ESV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $51.99
Save: $28.00 (35%)
Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Psalms, ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal
Retail: $11.99
Our Price: $7.99
Save: $4.00 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Olive Celtic Cross Design
ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, TruTone, Olive Celtic Cross Design
Retail: $64.99
Our Price: $16.49
Save: $48.50 (75%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars