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Read Introduction to 1 Peter

If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”


and the dominion

“Dominion” is power exercised in rule, force, or strength. This is might especially manifest in power. This is ruling power. “Dominion” implies authority. The Father has given Christ the sovereign right for what he does.

“Dominion” occurs frequently in doxologies (1 Pet. 4:11; 5:11; Jude 25; Re. 1:6; 5:13; 1 Ti. 6:16; Heb. 2:14). Dominion is Christ’s power to rule or control. 

Note how this passage emphasizes God:

manifold grace of God”

“oracles of God”

“ability which God gives”

God may be glorified”


God wants us to recognize Christ’s sovereign rule over our lives.


Do you recognize God’s manifested power in the circumstances of your life? Do you see God at work in your situation? Is it clear that God is doing something in your church, or is it nothing but human activity? 

God also has a sovereign right to do with us as He pleases. God gave us our lives to manage for him. Should he chose to do something with our lives that are not our will, we should recognize that we are not our own.