Resurrection Hope: 1 Peter 5:6–11. In social life, the husband is the head of the wife; parents have authority over children; masters over servants. 1. How very miserable some people are because of that dreadful tomorrow.3. But there is something more and better than even this; there is God's care of us in the midst of our anxieties. But, further, these anxious cares very frequently lead to other sins, sometimes to overt acts of transgression. Let His universal providence cheer you.2. But many an one would like to cast the care on God, and keep the self in his own hand. God is concerned for your good, and careth for all your interests. Now the merchant before he went away said to the king, "My own business requires all my care, and though I am always willing to be your majesty's servant, yet if I attend to your business as I ought, I am sure my own will be ruined." Next, cast all your cares on God, because you will have matters enough to think of even then. 2. There are many cares not of a personal but rather of an ecclesiastical character, which often insinuate themselves and plead for life, but which must nevertheless be put away. For enabling you to cast all your cares on the Lord, and, in all the trials of life, to maintain a steady trust in Him who reigns omnipotent, live daily by faith on the great and precious promises of His Word; let these promises be your support.4. Prayer tells God what the care is, and asks God to help, while faith believes that God can and will do it. (7) A forgetting and laying aside before the Lord all our dignity, whereby we excel others (Revelation 4:10; Luke 18:11). (2) These circumstances prove pressing as a weight on the heart, tending to bear it down (Psalm 107:12). A young lady had consecrated herself to the work of missions, and was about to go to India. The providence of God is more peculiarly concerned for good men, and He takes a more particular and especial care of them. Use your best endeavours, and I will answer for it that you shall be nothing the loser for the zeal which you take from yourself to give to me." (7) Believe a kind design of Providence in them towards you. Be a little child, and come and believe in the salvation which is revealed in Jesus Christ. Indeed, pride goes before a fall. What infant feels alarmed when its mother's hand is upon it?II. There is one motive springing from the words, "the hand of God." The same wisdom which made us capable of perception, judgment, and forethought, watches over all our mental operations. (8) Think with yourselves that this life is the time of trial for heaven (James 1:12). His love for you involves this. He says he would have the disciples "without carefulness"; yet there is plainly a limit to this recommendation, for he exhorts them to "be careful to maintain good works," and takes upon himself the "care of the churches." (4) Observe the providence of God in the dispensations of His grace towards His children. "God resisteth the proud." Recognise this, and instead of seeking to have your own way about anything, try to find out God's way, and follow that way by the leading of the Saviour and by the grace of the Holy Ghost. Do not try to carry the anxiety with your weak hand. Has He laid us low? As she was leaving she said to the guard, “I suppose all the great pianists who come here want to play on that piano.” The guard shook his head and said, “Paderewski [the famed Polish pianist] was here a few years ago, and he said he wasn’t worthy to touch it.”. (5) Be much in the thoughts of your own sinfulness (Job 40:4). Here we may discover powerful reasons intimated why we should bring ourselves into a state of entire submission to the Divine will, and rest resigned under every dispensation. It doubts whether Christ is still near at hand and His grace sufficient. "He careth for us." This friend was much distressed at his appearance, and said, "Why, whatever is the matter with you? Casting all our care on God is casting self on God, for self is our worst care. We then give Him proof of our confidence, and He responds to the sentiment which His own Spirit had awakened with all the fulness of His nature.(C. This lifting up is never too soon. Do you notice how in Bible teaching God deals with us as wise parents treat little children? Humble yourself. Oh, what a change in men's notions and feelings would be effected if the poverty of Joseph the carpenter's son were more before them, and if they lived more as in His presence and under His eye. Summerfield, M. The correct text of the passage literally rendered runs thus: "Gird yourselves with humility for the sake of one another." As to the lifting up as brought about in time raising them out of order lowly. To such vileness? hard here, as it influences our BEHAVIOUR in suffering, and that is! 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