Humble Yourself

5    In the same way, I urge you who are younger: accept the authority of the elders. And everyone, clothe yourselves with humility toward each other. God stands against the proud, but he gives favor to the humble. 

6    Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s power so that he may raise you up in the last day.  7  Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you.  8  Be clearheaded. Keep alert. Your accuser, the devil, is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  9  Resist him, standing firm in the faith. Do so in the knowledge that your fellow believers are enduring the same suffering throughout the world.  10  After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, the one who called you into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will himself restore, empower, strengthen, and establish you.  11  To him be power forever and always. Amen. 

1 Peter 5:5-11

What are some ways that Peter urges us to “humble ourselves under God’s power?” What does that look like in your own life? What does Jesus’ life, death and resurrection reveal to us about God’s power – both its scope and its character? What does that reveal to us about the way we are called to live under it?

Memory Verse –
your rod and your staff –
they comfort me.

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