The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. – 1 Peter 4:7 (NASB)
Our readers know that we normally use the King James Version of the Bible, but for this particular verse the New American Standard Bible offered a bit more detail. To understand this verse, we have to (as usual) look at context. Here’ Peter is giving us a glimpse of the world at the time, the parallels that will occur throughout time, and the connection of all men, dead or alive, in the righteousness of God through Salvation granted not by works but of faith. Still, we must be diligent with our works as they proclaim our faith to the world.
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