|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2120 Where to Cast Your Cares
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
I care that Trump was fraudulently impeached and censored. I care that corruption, fraud, and deceit elected Joe Biden. I care that Rush is dead and that Hannity spent a week pretending Bruce Jenner was female as he tried to dance with him. I care about the vile and dangerous course of my country. Peter gives direction to strangers and pilgrims living their faith under Emperor Nero, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1Pet 5:6-7). Their focus was not removing Nero from power, nor reforming the Roman corruption that empowered his Godless dictates. They had already been commanded to submit to their governors and above all things have fervent charity among yourselves. Twelve went down to spy on Canaan, ten were bad and two were good. Ten had their focus on the command, two had their focus on the commander. Under the mighty hand of God a soldier can keep his focus right.
Peter also exhorts these mistreated pilgrims to remember who the real enemy is, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour...” (5:8). He then charges them to resist the true adversary by being “steadfast in the faith”, but in the same sentence reminds them they are not alone in this battle; “knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world” (5:9). Remember Elijah's fearful pity party when he forgot the others who stood for truth. Lord may I humble myself under your hand; I cast my care upon you; keep me sober and vigilant against your adversary and strengthen my brethren that are going through these afflictions.
An Essay for week #20 - May 16, 2021
Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs210516.mp3
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