10 [a]Let every man as he hath received the gift, minister the same one to another, [b]as good disposers of the manifold grace of God.
11 [c]If any man speak, let him speak as the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God ministereth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is praise and dominion forever, and ever, Amen.
12 [d]Dearly beloved, think it not [e]strange [f]concerning the fiery trial, which is among you to prove you as though some strange thing were come unto you.
1 Peter 4:10He showeth the use of charity, to wit, that every man bestow that gift which he hath received to the profit of his neighbor.
1 Peter 4:10A reason, because that what gift soever we have we have received it of God upon this condition, to be his disposers and stewards.
1 Peter 4:11He reckoneth up two kinds of these gifts as chief, to wit, the office of teaching in the Church, and the other Ecclesiastical functions, wherein two things specially are to be observed, to wit, that the pure word of God be taught, and whatsoever is done, be referred to the glory of God the Father, in Christ, as to the proper mark.
1 Peter 4:12Because the cross is joined with the sincere profession of Religion, the Apostle fitly repeateth that which he touched before, warning us not to be troubled at persecutions and afflictions, as a new and strange thing.
1 Peter 4:12As though some new thing had befallen you, which you never thought of before.
1 Peter 4:12The first reason: Because the Lord meaneth not to consume us with this fire (as it were) but to purge us of our dross, and make us perfect.
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