January 24, 2017
Our contemporary focus on self is the exact opposite of Peter’s exhortation to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God. Rather than bolstering our profiles or striving to love ourselves, Alistair Begg reminds believers to practice humility—a characteristic already possessed by the children of God. With humility, we can come to the Scriptures, recognizing that God’s grace is the key to accepting who we are and finding our sufficiency in Christ.
6Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
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