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Summary: YOUR CARES HAVE COME RATHER TOO LATE BECAUSE GOD’S CARES PRECEDS YOUR OWN CARES.IT MATTERS TO HIM CONCERNING YOU.

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DATE: 25th November, 2001

TOPIC: THESE CARES ARE NOT MINE!

TEXT: 1 PETER 5:7

OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION:

- A text Study on 1Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”. (KJV)

Background info.

* Apostle Peter’s writing to

- the strangers scattered throughout Pontus etc.(1:1)

- elect according to God’s foreknowledge (1:2)

Central theme:

- Victory over suffering (Thompson Study Bible- TSB)

- A living hope in the midst of persecution and suffering (NRSV – Harper Study Bible, HSB).

Peter’s own summary (5:12)

Message General: (1:2 – NRSV).

- to all Christians called and “have been chosen and destined by God the father and sanctified by the spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood.”

Matters Arising for the text:

1. Cast(ing) 2. all

3 cares(anxiety) 4. upon him (God)5. for (because) 6. he (God)

7. Cares for you (me)

Background: that of suffering/persecution

DIGEST

1. Cast (Or) Casting [contextual meaning]

 cast aside: to get rid of someone or something because you no longer like them or they are no longer useful

 cast out: to force something to go away

 cast off: to get rid of something or someone

 an act; action from you;

 a command, an imperative

 one option given – CAST!

 casting (KJV) – continuous active tense

 act of surrenderedness, handover, leave for another to handle; recognizing one’s insufficiency/dependence

- if you cast worries, fears, doubts, etc from your mind, you stop feeling worried, you stopped being afraid etc.

2. All

- All means all, the complete amount or quantity of; the whole of.

- No reservation, no sharing, no percentage sharing, 100% for God.

3. Cares (Anxiety)

Gk. merimna merimna mer’-im-nah : through the idea of distraction,

1) Solicitude – care. To be anxious about, take thought

2) care, anxiety , melw melo mel’-o , to care about

 To feel that something is important, so that you are interested in it, worried about it etc.

 The feeling of being very worried about something that may happen or may have happened so that you think about it all the time.

 Something that makes you worry.

- Anxiety is a great threat to peace of mind and constancy of Christian conduct (HSB note on 1 Pet. 5:7),

- Compare Phil. 4:6-7, Ps.37:5.

- Read Phil. 6-7

 Prayerlessness brings nothing but worry and insecurity, whereas prayer with thanksgiving brings a peace that passes all human understanding. This peace is independent of outward circumstances (HSB).

 Peace of God: opposite of anxiety. It is the tranquility that comes when the believer commits all his cares to God in prayer and worries about them no more (NIV Study Bible).

- Anxiety and prayer are two great opposing forces in Christian experience.

 Ps.37:5

- Anxiety is sin in the heart of the believer, forbidden by Jesus Christ himself. (See Mt. 6:25; Lk.12:22, 29; Jh. 6:27).

- Anxiety may be overcome by putting our trust in God (Jer. 17:7; Dan. 3:15-18), turning our cares over to the Lord (Ps. 55:22; Prov. 16:3, I Pet. 5:7), and thanking God in advance for the answer to our petitions (Phil.4:6) –HSB

4. On Him – God

- His Personality is involved.

- He is the object of trust and inspiration to cast our cares on; not any Pastor, friend, powerful or influential man or woman, because they are insufficient too. They all have cares and they need someone to give them over to.

- Cast your cares on God, the el-shaddai, the all sufficient one.

 God is greater and bigger than all our troubles / cares.

 God’s storehouse outweighs our need. It never runs dry. Alleluia!

5. For (Because – NRSV; NASV)

- the reason that commands the action

- a reminder that God’s solution preceded or precedes your cares.

- This is to say your cares have come rather too late.

 This is a cause for jubilation

 This is the reason why I should not carry cares or anxiety

 This is a disclosure of God’s great provision for you and me.

6. He – God (in reference to God mentioned in v.6)

- God’s personality again

- The object of trust

- My sure rock surer and greater that the rock of Gibraltar

SONG: (Sacred Songs and Solos Hymn 539 verse 1 of 4)

THE LORD OUR ROCK, IN HIM WE HIDE:

A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM!

SECURE WHATEVER ILL BETIDE!

A SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM!

Oh, Jesus is the rock in a weary land,

A weary land, a weary land

Oh, Jesus is the rock in a weary land,

A shelter in the time of storm.

7. Cares for you

- Compare this ‘cares’ with the first ‘cares’ in outline #3 above.

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