6:25-34, is a wonderful exhortation for us not to worry about our needs. God
says look at the beauty and magnificence of my creation; the wild flowers that
surround us in the countryside and the birds that swoop through the sky, see
how I created them and care for them. If God can do that how much more will he
care for us. God says, you focus on me and being like me and pleasing me and I
will take care of the provision.
is not short on supplies for our provision. Everything on this earth belongs to
God. “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand
hills” (Ps 50:10; KJV). “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the
Lord of hosts” (Hag 2:8; KJV).
like his instruction to us to leave the worry with him. In 1 Peter 5:6-7 (KJV),
we are told to: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that
he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for
you”. Now this does not tell us to sit idly by and wait for God to provide; no,
we are to work with our hands to provide our needs. In the apostle Paul’s
second letter to the Thessalonians, he wrote: “For even when we were with you,
we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thess
3:10; KJV). But, if we trust God and do our part we don’t need to worry, we
need to trust God that everything will be taken care of; ends will more than
meet. Trust God, take the limits off of him; he will provide.
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are spiritual beings, living in bodies and having souls, which are our minds,
wills and emotions (1 Thess 5:23). In 1 Peter 1, the apostle Peter talks about
salvation. Salvation means to be spiritually reborn, born again or saved (John
3:3-8). We are saved from the spiritual death (Rom 6:23) that resulted from our
sinful life prior to us becoming Christians. We are spiritually saved or born
again by repenting of sin and asking Jesus into our life as Lord and Savior
(Acts 3:19; Rom 10:9-10). Salvation encompasses forgiveness, restoration,
prosperity, protection, safety, healing, preservation, joy, eternal life and so
much more. This is all available to us when we are saved and is referred to in
1 Peter 1:3.
1 Peter 1:4-5, 9, also refer to the promise of the completion of our salvation,
or final salvation as we meet our Lord and savior in heaven at the end of our
life on this earth. This is the continuation in heaven of our eternal life, which
started when we asked Christ into our lives here on this earth.
apostle Peter also writes about how God by his power (Greek word dunamis, from
which we get the English word, dynamite) keeps us in this present life (v 5).
He works in us to grow and change us to be more like him (Phil 1:6) and to
protect us and keep us for our final reward of eternal life in heaven (Ps
91:17a). Wow, what an awesome journey.
has us covered; all we have to do is submit (James 4:7-8,10) and cooperate with
him. How do we cooperate as Christians? Start with prayer and immersing
yourself in the Bible.
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