Validating Humility

Humble yourselves under
the mighty hand of God.
           —1 Peter 5:6

Here’s a comforting verse: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Pt 5:7).

But Professor Wayne Grudem says a vital connection between verses 6 and 7 of 1 Peter 5 is missed by English translations that start a new sentence at verse 7, whereas “No new sentence begins here in Greek.”

The NASB is among those that have it right: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.”

Dr. Grudem asserts that the command of verse 6, “Humble yourselves . . .” is followed by verse 7 telling how that is done—by “casting all your anxiety upon Him.”

Failure to commit your anxieties to him
is failure to humble yourself before him.

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