“Humility” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:1-5

“Humility” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:1-5

A Biblical word study in the ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

1 Peter 5:1-5 — “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'”

“Humble” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:6-7

“Humble” Word Study: 1 Peter 5:6-7

A Biblical word study in ESV. May God grant me the endurance to see this study carried out.

1 Peter 5:6-7 — “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”

MacArthur commentary for 1 Peter 5:6-7: “The readers of Peter’s letter were not to fight the sovereign hand of God, even when it brought them through testings. One of the evidences of lack of submission and humility is impatience with God in his work of humbling believers (see notes on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10). ‘At the proper time he may exalt you.’ Cf. Luke 14:11. God will lift up the suffering, submissive believers in his wisely appointed time. See notes on Job 42.”