1 Peter 4:7(NASB) Verse Thoughts. "The end of all things is near. 7-11). 1 Corinthians 13:13, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Colossians 3:14, “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” Love is the essential virtue (Jn 13:34; 1 Jn 4:7,8; 3:14) and is indispensable for Christian relationships. The end of all things is near; so then, let your mind be alert and be spiritually sober for prayer. Read Introduction to 1 Peter “But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.” Now Peter turns to a new subject – the effectiveness of the believer’s life in the middle of suffering (vv. However young or old a person may be in physical years, the fleeting breath of this brief life is but a drop in the vast ocean of eternity as time tick-tocks away. 1 Peter 4:8, ESV: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:7, KJV: "But the end of all things is … (1) Spiritual gifts are divinely endowed abilities which empower saints to perform spiritual ministry. 1 Peter 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:7, NIV: "The end of all things is near.Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray." (NASB: … Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Peter, Paul, and the other apostles expected the coming of Christ in their generation -- and rightly … * Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever – Matthew 8:14,15. That simple reminder is at the heart of Peter’s message in 1 Peter 4:7-11: The end of all things is near. The End is Near – 1 Peter 4:7. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. While it is Paul who speaks more often and more fully of the spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:7-16), in these two verses Peter also provides very important knowledge about spiritual gifts. Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins. The moon continues to wax and wane in its monthly cycle, and the sun sets in the western skies, evening by evening, as year succeeds … Verses 7-11 brings to an end the second section of Peter’s letter that began at 1 Peter 2:11-12 with a call to abstain from fleshly desires. This demonstrates that Peter was a married man (1 Corinthians 9:5). Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray." * Peter accompanied Jesus through much of His earthly ministry and, along with James and John, was present for many special events which even other apostles had not … (4:7) "Is near" (NIV, NRSV), "at hand" (KJV) is the Greek verb engizō, to draw near in a temporal sense, draw near, come near, approach." Since Peter is writing in the first century, how would you explain this? 1 Peter 4:7, ESV: "The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers." 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. Peter comforts the suffering Christians in Asia Minor with the statement that the end, the completion or consummation, of all things, everything, … 1 Peter 4:8, KJV: "And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for … 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 1 Peter 4:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Peter 4:8, NIV: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."