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The Grace of Godliness - Part 4

THE HUMILITY OF GRACE            Page 3
V. 6 (cont'd.) - Hebrews 10:26-31 (cont'd.)

V.30 - God is faithful to follow through with His promise to judge sinners, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay" and "The Lord will judge His people".

V.31 - How frightening is it, when people walk away from the Truth into a life of unrepentant sin? "It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God"!

Alright then, back in verse six of 1Peter, chapter 5...

** After hearing the command to humble ourselves, we have seen the "Enticement" of the command and the "Environment" of the command, next we are going to see the "Enhancement" to the command. What will God do for those who take Him seriously and humble themselves before Him?

Enhancement - He will "exalt you at the proper time". This is an amazing reality from scripture.
cf. 1Corinthians 3:8, 4:5

** Did you notice when God is going to exalt you?

"...at the proper time..."

** How does waiting for the "proper time" relate to one humbling themselves?

"Part of humility is willingness to patiently wait for things according to God's timetable."
Jay Adams [Trust and Obey. A Practical Commentary on First Peter, page 150]

V. 7 ** Well, the command is certainly clear, but how do we practically apply it? How do you humble yourself?

By "casting all your anxiety upon Him..."

** What will that accomplish?

In our humility we acknowledge that we cannot do it ourselves and at the same time we are reassured that "He cares for you".
All see - Psalm 55:22-23 "...He will sustain you..." "...I will trust in Thee..."

Matthew 6:25 "...do not be anxious for your life" 6:32 "...your heavenly Father knows..."

Philippians 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing..." "..the peace of God...shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus".

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