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Day 5 - Humble Yourselves Under God’s Mighty Hand

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

1 Peter 5:5b-7 (NIV)

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

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

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Reflection:

Have you ever seen a child throw a temper tantrum? It is the ultimate selfish expression. In response to not getting their own way, or just an expression of frustration, a child may act out wildly. The problem is, all the child often succeeds at doing is responding to his or her perceived wrong by pridefully acting even more wrongly.

We have likely outgrown the outwardly visible temper tantrums (if we were those children who threw them), but there are many ways that our hearts may still respond in this way. When we encounter difficulties or relationship issues that lead to anxiety in our lives, do we inwardly “throw a fit” directed at our heavenly Father?

Responding to the Word:

Peter encourages us not to live this way, as God never wrongs us. He always builds us up, grows us, and strengthens us even through difficult circumstances. Our proper response to these circumstances is to live humbly and cast our cares upon God. Today, let’s humble ourselves before God, and cast our cares upon Him. He shows favor to the humble.

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