Tag: cast your cares
Scripture reading for November 13th: 1st Peter 5, Psalm 81-82, Proverbs 11
Key Scriptures: 1st Peter 5:6-9 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
Peter mentioned suffering many times in his short letter. He recognized the warfare that he and the church faced each day in a world hostile to God and His followers. All Christ-followers must stay humble and under God’s protection. All fears, cares and concerns must be given to God in prayer. Satan must be resisted by strong faith in God and His Word. This is universal instructions for all believers of all times.
Faith Confession: I remain humbly dependent on God to face the trials of life I experience each day on my earthly journey. I purpose to cast all my cares on God and live by faith in His answers and protection.
Psalm 81:13-14 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would soon subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their foes.”
Scripture reading for June 13th: Psalm 52-56
Key Scriptures: Psalm 55:22-23 “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall. But You, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in You.”
The psalmist David was surrounded by jealous enemies and even friends that sought to betray him. He learned to depend on God to sustain him by crying out to God at all times of the day. He cast all his cares on the Lord and depended on Him for protection and ultimate vindication. David knew that God promised to uphold the righteous and punish the wicked eternally.
Thankful for God’s sustaining grace: “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.” (1st Peter 5:6-7)