1P 5:2Shepherd the flock of God among you, overseeing not under compulsion but willingly, according to God; not by seeking gain through base means but eagerly;. 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 8 Be [] sober, be [] vigilant; [] because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Today's Verse: 1 Peter 5:8-9. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. John Piper @JohnPiper. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. New American Standard Bible Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. . 1 Peter 5:8-9. Tuesday, October 31, 2006. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. 1P 5:1Therefore the elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory to be revealed:. Close. 1 Peter 5:8-9 King James Version (KJV). Heavenly Father, thank You for these instructions to church elders, to feed the flock of God with sound, biblical doctrine, and to take responsibility for the nurturing and encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV). 1 Peter 5:8 Context. (1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV) It seems to me that when I feel closest to Christ and everything is going well is when I should be the most cautious. I should call in for reinforcements to cover my rear and keep my head on a swivel to assure I am looking out for an attack in every direction. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout … 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. Read verse in King James Version Be sober — See on 1 Thessalonians 5:6.Keep your appetites and passions under proper restraint and government, or awake, as υηψανε also signifies; namely, to a deep sense of the certainty and importance of things invisible and eternal; be vigilant — Watchful against the subtle and malicious designs of your spiritual enemies. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:… There is a lion at your doors — such an one as hath none to equal him in power and in fierceness. (9) Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. Praying through 1 Peter 5:1 . 1 Peter 5:8–9 February 21, 2017. 1 Peter 5:8-9 (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Be self-controlled and alert. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethre... Read verse in New American Standard Bible