Saturday, 5 May 2012

1 Peter 5

Here's how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

v.2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain,but eager to serve.

Serve, not because you must - not because you feel duty bound or can't say no or trying to earning 'brownie points' with God or the church but because you are willing.

Important to keep our attitude right.

Susan said...

Also interesting that it doesn't say serve because you are talented, gifted, but rather because you are willing.

Susan said...

v.3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

In other words, don't be bossy! It is easy to tell people what they should and shouldn't do much harder to be an example.

Susan said...

v.6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Interesting that humility preceeds casting your cares.

If we are self-sufficient and think we don't need any help we won't look to God.