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Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-19

Commit Your Soul to God



1.  We deposit valuables into the trusted care of others to prevent exposure to danger and loss ($, safe deposit box, security sys, etc.).

2.  NT Christians were in danger, suffering for doing God’s will (1 Pet. 1:6; 2:12, 19; 3:13-17; 4:12, 14, 16, 19; 5:10).

3.  They were commanded to commit (deposit) souls to God for safe-keeping, 1 Pet. 4:19.

4.  What are we committing to God for safe-keeping? 2 Tim. 1:12



  A.  By Becoming a Christian, Acts 3:19.

    1.  Total surrender and complete rearranging of your life, cf. 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Phil. 3:5-8.

    2.  Unashamed commitment, Mark 8:34-38.             

  B.  By Being a Faithful Christian With…

    1.  Your life (body and mind/heart), Rom. 12:1-2.

      a.  Doing good, 4:19 (Eph. 2:10; Heb. 13:20-21; Gal. 6:10).

      b.  Do good “as to a faithful Creator,” Col. 3:23.

      c.  Doing good may “put to silence” ignorance of the foolish, 1 Pet. 2:15 (12).

    2.  Your possessions, Luke 12:19-21 (15).

      a.  Do not trust in money … “uncertain,” 1 Tim. 6:17.

      b.  Use to do good, ready to give, willing to share; store up treasure in heaven, 1 Tim. 6:18-19.

      c.  First give ourselves to the Lord, 2 Cor. 8:1-5.

    3.  Your talents, Eccl. 9:10.

      a.  Passion, fervor, enthusiasm, zeal, Col. 3:23 (heartily: “out of the soul”); cf. John 2:17.

      b.  cf. Lukewarm Christians, Rev. 3:14-16.


II.  COMMIT YOUR CHILDREN TO GOD, 1 Sam. 1:11; Judg. 13:8.

  A.  Bring the Little Ones to Jesus, Matt. 19:13-15.

    1.  Teach them…show them…lead them, (Deut. 4:9-10; 11:18-21).

    2.  Worship with them…pray with them…pray for them…

    3.  The church cannot rear your child…you must (Eph. 6:4; Tit. 2:4).



  A.  Faith in God’s Committed Control of All Things, cf. James 4:13-15.

  B.  A Heart Turned Heavenward, Luke 12:29-34 (Col. 3:1-4).

  C.  A Life that Continues to Do God’s Will, James 4:16-17 (Heb. 10:36, 39).



1.  1 Pet. 5:10: The God of all grace...

  a.  Has called us to His eternal glory: Will you follow His call?

  b.  By Jesus Christ: Will you trust the purposes of God in Christ?

  c.  After you have suffered a while: Will you stay with God through your trials?

  d.  Will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you: Trust God to secure you.

2.  What have you committed to the Lord? 1 Pet. 4:16-19

3.  God’s judgment compels us to give our souls to God.

4. God will keep (guard for himself) your soul unto (until) “that Day” (day of reward), 2 Tim. 1:12; 4:8.



By: Joe R. Price

Posted August 2, 2022