1 Peter 4:7-11 – Because “the end of all things is at hand”, we are to be self controlled and sober minded, hospitable, and servant hearted. So the first question we need to address is – What is this end of all things? Second, we should get a sense of why it should motivate us to do anything. We will hope to be stirred up by Peter’s letter to sense the great urgency of our tasks.
7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)