1 Peter 5:5-6

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In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. – 1 Peter 5:5-6

Dear Jesus,

The only posture for a sinner is a humble one.   I know that when you see us priding ourselves in our own talent, intelligence and strength that it’s unattractive and embarrassingly inappropriate.  I see how you have humbled me at times to purge pride from my heart.  Thank you for rescuing me from thinking I was better than others especially my elders.  Help those saints whose minds are young and whose bodies have not begun to fail them to recognize their great need to live humbly before their elders.  Help them to realize that they will not avoid the same slow slide and to respect the patience and wisdom their elders have to keep going and keep smiling as they live with half the physical and mental acumen they once had but with twice the wisdom.  And help the older saints to be kind and understanding as they guide younger men and women to serve humbly with them.


Pastor Don Patterson

Humility isn’t judgmental and self-conscience.  Instead it’s gentle, kind, respectful and helpful.