QTVOTD: Casting care upon Jesus enables us…

“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.” 1 Peter 5:7 ->me: Today I was reading through the rest of 1 Peter 5 and I found myself going back over the text and a small nuance jumped out at me.  In the ESV, verse 7 is a new sentence, but in the Greek this is not so.  The way it reads in the Greek is that the ‘throwing of anxieties on Him’ is how you achieve verse 6 which says Therefore humble yourselves’.  Peter recognizes that a great barrier to putting others first and thinking of them as more important is the legitimate human concern ‘But who then will care for me?’ The answer is that God himself will care for our needs. He is able to do so far better than we are.  This then frees us up to set the needs of others around us.  We become ready to do work for others because we have laid every care of our own upon Jesus.  This tidbit evaded me yesterday and I am so glad that I read back over to catch all the context set in the whole chapter.  The Holy Spirit is so faithful!

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