by Tammy Phillips
March 4, 2021
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (9) Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. (10) But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle [you]. (11) To Him [be] the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:7-11 NKJV)
Below is a journey I took with the Holy Spirit in expounding the richness and treasures found in the words of 1 Peter 5:7-11. Like me, stop at the 7-11 and get you a BIG GULP of God’s word today. Meditate on the fullness of these scriptures. Here we go…
Fling it! Set it down! Quick toss! Throw all your care, anxiety, worry, distractions, the thing that draws you in different directions, what tears you to pieces, on Him. He cares for you. He is interested in you!
Be sober, calm and collected in spirit. Be vigilant, watchful and awake. Give strict attention to, be cautious, be active, take heed lest through remission some destructive calamity suddenly overcome you. Why? Because your adversary, the devil, your opponent in the lawsuit, the false accuser, the utterer of maliciously false statements, he acts like a loud-mouth, know-it all. He tries to make use of every opportunity and rise against you, roaring like a lion. He craves and wants to destroy you. He wants to drown and swallow you down.
Resist steadfast, set yourself against, oppose, be strong, be firm, be immovable, be hard, be rigid, and stubborn in faith. Be resolute. Believe in the truth, be confident in and trusting that God is who He says He “was, is, and will always be” and that He will do what He says he will do.
Know that everybody suffers and goes through the same kind of trouble. Everybody. BUT GOD…of all grace, unmerited favor Who calls out loud and who invites you by name to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, the Anointed Jehovah is Salvation
After you have suffered and been in a bad way, this same Christ Jesus completes, perfects, mends what has been broken, repairs, frames, restores, perfectly joins you together to completion and makes you like you ought to be. He strengthens you. He stabilizes you. He resolutely turns you in one direction. He causes you to stand. He grounds you. He gives you a foundation.
HE PEREFECTLY PERFECTS YOU!
To Him be the glory & dominion, authority, power and rule forever and ever! Amen. So be it!
I enCOURAGE you in the expounded word of God. It is rich and full and priceless.