Quiet Time on 1 Peter 5:6-7

Passage:
1 Peter 5:6-7
“Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6-7‬ ‭MEV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/1171/1pe.5.6-7.MEV

Paraphrase:
It is imperative that you humble yourself recognizing God’s powerful authority. In so doing, you’re trusting His timing in elevating you to whatever position He wants for you at the right time. Give Him all you anxiety about these kind of things knowing that He cares about you.

Parallels:
James 4:6-10, Philippians 2:3-4, Ephesians 4:2

Principles:
Humbling ourselves is something we can and should do.
God invites us to give Him all of our anxieties about life, leadership, decisions etc.

Promises:
He will care for me and elevate me to whatever position He wants for me when the time is right if I am humble and waiting for Him.

Praise:
God is a caring God. He is a powerful God, ruling with authority and compassion. He knows who needs to be where doing what. I can trust His providential working.

Prayer:
Dear God, help me to be humble and remember that I am in your hands. I ask that you give me wisdom in making decisions and trust that you are working all things the way you desire. Help me to also trust your placement of myself and others in the positions of leadership that you see fit. Help us all to know you care more about us and these things than what we are aware. Help us to give all of our concerns to you and let you work out everything according to your will.

Practice:
Being humble before God and others. Give God all my worries and anxieties about the role I play and others play.

Ponder:
Why are we told to humble ourselves? What is it about humility that opens the door for elevation later? How anxious am I about God’s timing? Do I truly believe God cares for me?

Preserve:
Humility opens the door for greater influence and service in God’s Kingdom, when God determines so.

God cares about what bothers me and invites me to humbly come to Him.

Points:
Lower yourself before God
Let God exalt you when He desires.
Leave your anxieties and worries with God.

Pins:

#humility, #humble, #Godcares, #anxiety, #prayer #1peter5

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