Grace of Godliness - Part 4
THE HUMILITY OF GRACE Page
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
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
"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
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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