Humble Ourselves Before God
Monday, January 15, 2018
Key Verses: 6-9
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 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. – 1 Peter 5:6-9 (NKJV)
v.5-Humility and v. 8 vigilance.
There is an old ditty that goes:“It needs more skill than I can tell/To play the second fiddle well.” In a similar vein, Leonard Bernstein was once asked which instrument was the most difficult to play. He thought for a moment and then replied,, “The second fiddle. I can get plenty of first violinists, but to find someone who can play the second fiddle with enthusiasm—that’s a problem. And if we have no second fiddle, we have no Harmony,” (Green, 2000, p. 198).
Pray to God asking that the Holy Spirit reveal and develop your gifts, so they will complement and edify the people of God, no matter how small you may think your gifts are.
1. What are some things you can do, or not do, to make prayer more of a central pillar in your life?
2. How can you utilize your spiritual gift(s) to edify the body of Christ?
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