Today’s scripture is from 1 Peter 5:1-5…
The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ,
and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed:
Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders.
Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
Peter is speaking to 3 groups: the elders (the leaders), the young (the followers), and then to all of them. He is exhorting them to do their part, in humility and to submit to one another. The promise he leaves us with is that God will give us grace, if we humble ourselves. I hope you will take a minute to watch the video to understand better the important role of confession in have a humble heart. Happy weekend!