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1 Peter 5:6-7 - Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you

NIV Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
KJV Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
NASBTherefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7


One of the evidences of lack of submission and humility is impatience with God in His work of humbling believers. God will lift up the suffering, submissive believers in His wisely appointed time. Christians are to cast all of their discontent, discouragement, despair, and suffering on the Lord, and trust Him for knowing what He's doing with their lives (cf. 1 Sam. 1:10-18). Along with submission (v. 5) and humility (vv. 5,6), trust in God is the third attitude necessary for victorious Christian living.

"under the mighty hand of God"

This is an OT symbol of the power of God working in the experience of men, always accomplishing His sovereign purpose (cf. Ex. 3:19,20; Job 30:20,21; Ezek. 20:33,37; Mic. 6:8).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (1 Pe 5:6). Nashville: Word Pub.

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