First Peter One Thirteen: Studying November 06 2013 again from the Complete Biblical Library of First Peter.



Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind: be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you: at the revelation of Jesus Christ:





Charles e Whisnant Pastor/Teacher/


November 06 2013 #22

Romans 10 9 Jesus is Lord



Therefore, 1346.1 In view of their spiritual privileges, Peter calls believers to holy living. Following 12 verses of doctrinal study, Peter gives a series of exhortations: Peter and Paul preaching was grounded in doctrine. Thus in consequence of all that has been said…….











having girding up : 326.1 verb nom pl masc part aor mid anazosamenoi



The question to ask yourselves here is why did Peter used this illustration?


What would the people have understood when Peter said this?


In those days people wore long, loose robes, and in order to run or do manual work, they had to lift their robes and tuck them in their belts.


So Peter directed believers to gird up the “lions” (hips) of their “mind” (understanding, comprehension).



  1. armed, make ready: Judges 18:16; Proverbs 31:17 . Even women are to gird up her loins with strength and build up here arms.

  2. A metaphorical way of saying “Prepare your minds for action>”

  3. Used only here in the NT

  4. Having put out of the way once for all everything that would impede the free action of your : mind. Wuest

  5. Of your comprehension, Concordant

  6. As a means of spiritual preparation, Williams

  7. Get your minds set for action, Norlie

  8. Brace up your minds, and exercise the strictest self-control, TCNT

  9. Keeping level-headed, Adams

  10. Loins of your understanding Penton




the 3450.25


lions 3613.5 noun acc pl fem osphuas



Since “loins” often denotes procreative procreative powers (as in Acts 2:30 ; Hebrews 7:5,10), the references “loins of your mind” suggests the mind is to procreator of human action



The place where your strength is. In the hips: (The golf swing comes to mind. Or the baseball swing) Used figuratively,.



Jesus used it to tell his disciples to make themselves ready for His second coming in Luke 12:35.



We are not to the set of our power to become powerless. Where the inner most so8urce of power for living, for working and for passing on a heritage to posterity.



We are made in the image of God and thus have within us this “osphus” that can be spiritually motivated and fulfilled by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.



Reference: Kittle 5:496-97 and Colon Brown 1:239


The expression for personal strength or capacity: 1 Kings 12:10


That which is worn on the lions declares personal commitment and character: Isiah 11:5



N.T. Means physical in Matthew 3:4 and metaphorical in( Luke 12:35 and Ephesians 6:4 )


aspects are exemplified.



In First Peter 1:13 the metaphor to using the physical to describe the mental.



of (the) your 3550.10


mind. 1265.1 noun dianoias



  1. Therefore the believers should fortify their minds – – “having your loins girt about with truth” Ephesians 6:14.

  2. The internal ability of man to express though, desires, and feelings.



Luke 10:27….



  1. The true godly life is lived from the depth of the heart, and it asserts itself thought feelings, compassion, and understanding.

  2. The believers has received discernment to know the true One I John 5:20.

  3. Though this avenue of the mind he is able to seek His help and assistance.

  4. A disciple must be renewing his or her mind on a continual l basis in order to keep this channel of communication open as Romans 12:2 tell us.



  1. Dianoia: is used in reference to the mind as the seat of understanding, emotions, and desire :


Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27; Ephesians 1:18.


In Colossians 1:21 refers to discernment


In Luke 1:15 refers to a way of thinking;


In Ephesians 2:3 the only place dianoia occurs in the plural, of evil thoughts.



  1. Sin is, in part, generated by a “darkened understanding”; this, in turn, is futile because it leads only to further alienation form God.



  1. Only the power of God can break the vicious cycle and renew the mind of human beings Ephesians 4:17.



  1. Colin Brown 3:122-125, 127-28


The understanding , that of the spiritual, biblical discernment. Ephesians 4:18.


The ability to recognize spiritual truth; by this gift from the hand of Christ. Christians are enabled to discern Him who is true, namely, God in I John 5:20.



We have been given by God this inward ability to understanding, to sense, Matthew 22:36; Mark 12:30 and Luke 110:27,


It means the power of the disposition or the will, and therefore acquire a spiritual flavour.


It is the spiritual consciousness, the disposition , the attitude of faith.



This consciousness can be sincere 2 Peter 3:1, it can also be hostile as in Colossians 1:21.


It can even be girded up, like the loins, i.e. when a person begins to think actively as in First Peter 1:13



your 5050.2


being sober: 3387.3 verb Nepho



That is be vigilant, calm and collected …in spirit, be alert, self-controlled


I Thessalonians 5:6,8, 2 Timothy 4:5; 1 Peter 1:13; 4:7; and 5:8.



Paul Used in the eschatological contexts.


To be spiritually “sober” and to watch in order that they not be taken by surprise by the coming of the Day of the Lord, which will come, as a thief I Thessalonians 5.


Peter twice used in in the same way, and once to wearn against the devil who seeks to devour all he can.






(and) perfectly: 4898.1 advantages


  1. hope: 1666.8 verb


  Set your hope completely . Unfalteringly and calmly.


And they should “hope” expect” “to the end” fully completely.


Set your hope, with perfect steadfastness, which will be offered


I Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonian 5:8; Hebrews 3:6; 6:19 and I John 3:3



to the end Greek perfectly. So that there may be nothing deficient in your hope, no casting away of your confidence.



Maybe Gill says, maybe there is an allusion to the “end” mentioned in 1:9 of I Peter,


Hope so perfectly as to reach unto the end of your faith and hope.


I Peter 1:4-9; Luke 17:30; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:11-2; Hebrew 9:28; 10:33



Rather, perfectly, with a full, unwavering, constant hope. “be perfectly sober”.



in 1894.3


the 3450.12


being brought 5179.26 verb


so you 5050.3


grace: 5322.4 noun charin



For the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Grace is being brought now. Being born in upon the soul now. Galatians 1:16


at 1706.1


revelation 597.3 noun apokalupsel



At the unveiling of Jesus Christ as in First Peter 1:7



of Jesus 2400,2 lesou


Christ 5382.2 Christou




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