1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on your him because he cares for you.


Peter is encouraging the elders to Shepherd the flock with humility not to be domineering over them. The elders as leaders and all believers need to humbly submit before our all powerful God. We are not to worry or have anxieties over what we are facing, rather give them over to God as he loves us.

I must humbly submit myself under God before I can expect to lead anyone else to humble themselves before God. In other words. I must be under what is to be over me before I can be over that which is to be under me. We are not called to live a life of anxiety and fear. We are promised freedom through Christ who overcame death for us. Therefore, it is foolish for me to walk around with a burden of anxiety on me when I can give it to the Lord as He cares for me.


Thank you for loving and caring for me. Let me humble myself before you and encourage others to do the same.