Humble by casting: 1 Peter 5.6-7

“And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5.6-7

The verb “casting” explains how to humble oneself before God. It means giving to God our cares and depending upon him for our needs.

Failure to trust in God and surrender to him our cares and concerns means that pride is our downfall. In the end, we don’t want to turn it all over to the Lord. What have I refused to give to him?

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Whoever speaks

“Whoever speaks, let it be with God’s words.”

1 Peter 4.11 a

Saints live in the shadow of the end, v. 7. Love and hospitality must continue to be central, vv. 8-9. End times requires judicious use of gifts, v. 10. Only God’s words save, so they must be spoken, rather than man’s, for his glory, v. 12.

Do I know the Bible well enough to speak God’s words? Do I seek opportunity to insert his words into conversations? Do I initiate moments for speaking his words?

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