1 Peter 5: Will You Cast All Your Care Upon God?
Verse of the Day: (V7) “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
1. Crown (V1-4)
V3 “Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.”
Christians, especially the pastor or the under-shepherd of the church, let us not be weary in well doing as God, our Chief Shepherd, knows all our labour of love, and He shall reward us with crowns when we get to His glorious home in heaven. Let us be examples of God’s holiness and righteousness, and keep on sharing the Gospel of Christ, that all may come to know Christ as their personal Saviour, and in turn make Christ known to all.
V4 “And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”
2. Care (V5-9)
V6 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:”
As much as God is real, the devil is also real and he is the enemy of God. The devil knows that he has limited time on this earth as God shall ultimately condemn and cast him into fiery hell in due time because of his pride and wickedness. Therefore the devil seeks to destroy God’s people so that all will go to hell with him. However, God is greater than the devil, and He shall protect and preserve His people. Let us therefore humble ourselves, and be vigilant, and cast all our care upon God who truly cares for us.
V8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”
3. Call (V10-14)
V10 “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”
Let us thank God for His amazing grace as He calls and convicts us of our sins, so that we repent of our sins, and turn to Him. The God of all grace has not called and promised us lives without suffering, but He assures us that He is with us through all our sufferings. Let us therefore be humble and faithful, as one day, we shall be delivered from all our sufferings when we are promoted to glorious heaven to be in God’s presence forever!
V12 “By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to cast all my care upon You as You truly care for me.