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III. Bottomline: 1 Peter 5:6-7:
A-3. 1 Peter 5:6-7– Peter tells us to humble ourselves, under the mighty hand of God (lay aside self-righteous pride), then God WILL exalt us in His time – God will raise us up to do what He called us to do (1 Peter 5:6)! This is another reason for us to seek God First, and His righteousness, so we will not stay in our self-righteous ways; we will KNOW what God’s righteousness, looks like!! If we stay puffed up in our self-righteous pride, God won’t raise us up!
We MUST come to ourselves, and realize that we CANNOT do ANYTHING, without God, but with God, we CAN do ALL THINGS through Christ, Who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13)!
Peter goes on to say in verse 7, that we are to cast ALL our cares (ALL anxieties, ALL concerns, and ALL worries), on God because He cares for about us – we can ONLY REALLY do this, AFTER we humble ourselves, under God’s Almighty hand!
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks