A thousand years are as a ‘day’ in The Sight of God, Amen.

As he brings his first epistle to a close, the aging Peter gives wise instruction both to church elders as well as to those that are younger in age or spiritual infants. But though he instructs young men to be subject to those that are older in years and spiritual maturity, he calls ALL believers to clothe themselves with humility towards one another, explaining that God resists those that are proud but gives grace to those that are humble in action and attitude.

Peter had learned firsthand what it means to suffer for Christ, how vital it is to resist the devil, the importance of feeding the flock of God, and the need to willingly wash the feet of others – all of which are reflected in his wise instructions. But Peter had also come to terms with the need for humility of heart and meekness of spirit, and so he calls both elders and young men to cloth themselves with humility towards one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

May we be self-controlled, willing to serve, and gentle in spirit. And may we also humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God so that He may lift us up in due time.


We often measure ourselves up to others. Are they better or worse than me? Should I look up to them, them to me, or are we equals? These thoughts are not necessary. Submit to your elders, but above all have humility. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, tall or short, etc. , you are to be humble and interact with others in a humble way. God gives grace to those who are humble. Ditch your pride for the sake of the gospel.

And we pray:

God in Heaven, I am humbled before You. You are MIGHTY, and I am small. I have a great tendency to be proud, but I humble myself before Your Essence, and so I also submit myself to Your will. You desire that I am humble, not proud. I will humble myself in my interactions with others. Help me to humble myself and don’t let my pride creep up. Just as Jesus humbled Himself, so help me to be humble. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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