Saturday, February 16, 2019

I Peter 5:6

What is the key to attaining a position of power and influence?  How do leaders and other people of prestige and authority attain their places?  It is shown throughout the Bible that God sets people in places of prominence and power after they have taken the lower position to serve others and the Lord.

In Peter's first letter to his friends, in chapter 5 and verse 6 he writes, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up at the proper time."

Peter calls us to maintain an attitude of humility, both before God and among our teammates.  There seems to be no room for self promotion or arrogant attitudes in God's kingdom. 

The promise that Peter offers in this verse is that as we maintain a spirit of humility, God himself will lift us to prominence at just the right time.  I'm sure God is smarter than me and it's probably true that He's smarter than any of us.  Let's trust Him and His timing for our coming into positions of prominence. 

Hold your ambitions in check, He's guarding your best interests, at all times.  Conduct yourself with humility toward each other and certainly in relation to God's plan for you.  Trust Him to deliver you right on time.

Bible Reading Plan:
Acts 23:12-35
Psalms 38
Leviticus 1-4