Stewards of Grace

Peter shows that God prefers that Christians are servants not servers of grace. He explains the difference in three strategically placed arguments based on the phrase 'all things'. (1) The end of all things is near; (2) above all things have love, hospitality and generosity; (3) so that in all things God may be glorified. Peter challenges the church to do all things in light of the end and changes our perspective on what kind of things matter most. In this way we can become stewards of God's grace.


1 Peter 4:7–11 (Listen)

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


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