1 Peter 5


1 Peter 5:5-7
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”[a]

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.


Peter is writing to the elders – how to behave themselves towards their “flock” – and then to the “flock” – to be obedient and humble, and to cast their care upon God.

In a world that tends to focus on the best selfie, the best social media image, spending time focused through a camera lens…or, perhaps more correctly, a phone screen – humility is counter cultural.  But the message of the double-digit years (1 Peter is thought to be written between 64-68 AD) is just as applicable today. 

Yet, what we often to do is take credit for our successes yet call out to God when things don’t go to plan…which, verse 7 actually tells us to do – cast our anxiety, our worries, our concerns on to Him. 

Life Application

May it not be only when we are anxiety ridden that we humble ourselves; but, instead, may we eat, breathe, live, rest in our humility…recognizing God as the source for…well, everything.



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