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1 Peter 4:2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
This verse urges believers to live their lives according to God’s will rather than being controlled by their own desires and passions. It is a call to surrender one’s own wants and needs and instead seek to follow God’s plan and purpose for their lives. This involves living in a way that is guided by God’s values and principles rather than being driven by the desires of the flesh.
That he no longer should live. That is, he has become, through the death of Christ, dead to the world and to the former things which influenced him in order that he should hereafter live not to the lusts of the flesh. See 2 Cor. 5:15.
The rest of his time in the flesh. The remainder of the time that he is to continue in the flesh; that is, that he is to live on the earth.
To the lusts of men. Such lusts as men commonly live for and indulge in. Some of these are enumerated in the following verse.
But to the will of God. In such a manner as God commands. The object of redemption is to rescue us from being swayed by wicked lusts and to bring us to be conformed wholly to the will of God.
By Albert Barnes and Edward D. Andrews