What does the Great Commission have to do with mobile devices? More than you might think.
1 Peter 3:18–4:6
the just for the unjust,
in order that he could bring you to God,
being put to death in the flesh,
but made alive in the spirit,
20 who were formerly disobedient, when the patience of God waited in the days of Noah, while* an ark was being constructed, in which a few—that is, eight souls—were rescued through water. 21 Andf also, corresponding to this, baptism now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, with angels and authorities and powers having been subjected to him.
4 Therefore, because* Christ suffered in the flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same way of thinking, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for human desires, but for the will of God. 3 For the time that has passed was sufficient ⌊to do what the Gentiles desire to do⌋a, having lived in licentiousness, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries, 4 with respect to which they are surprised when* you do not run with them into the same flood of dissipation, and so they* revile you. 5 Theyb will give an account to the one who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 Because for this reason also the gospel was preached to those who are dead, so that they were judged ⌊by human standards⌋c in the flesh, but they may live in the spirit ⌊by God’s standards⌋d.
Here “while” is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle (“was being constructed”)
Here “because” is supplied as a component of the participle (“suffered”) which is understood as causal
Literally “to do the intention of the Gentiles”
Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“run with”) which is understood as temporal
Here “and so” is supplied as a component of the participle (“revile”) which is understood as result
Literally “according to men”
Literally “according to God”
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