Week 3 in our Understanding The Signs series. This week we look at what Peter had to say about our Anxiety and why it is such an issue between us and our God.
I Peter 5:1-11
Background & Setting:
Peter is writing the early church that is going through a lot of stress. Rome has been burned, Nero’s plan to “encourage” the rebuilding of Rome has backfired and now he has turned to the early Christians as a scapegoat.
Anxiety = Worry.
Worry is saying “God is not big enough to handle this for me – I will need to take care of this” – that attitude comes from a place of pride. Peter calls and reminds us we must HUMBLE ourselves – to ALL pride.
As we head further into our study on the end times, it can be “human” to be tempted to become anxious over these things we will be studying. We need to surrender that to God.