1 Peter 5:5-7
Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility…
I. I prove that God takes care of you by showing WHAT HE HAS ALREADY DONE.
1. He has created us.
2. He has died for us.
3. He has, also, risen from the dead for us.
4. He has called us to be His children.
5. He has redeemed us.
6. He has changed our nature.
7. He has cleansed us.
8. He has directed the steps of our life.
II. Let us prove that our Father cares for us BY WHAT HE IS NOW DOING.
1. He is living for us.
2. He is dwelling in us.
3. He is showing mercy to us. Is not the preservation of your life a proof that God careth for you?
4. He is bearing with you.
III. I would prove that God careth for you BY WHAT HE HAS UNDERTAKEN TO DO. The Lord has undertaken to be your Father.
Parallel VersesKJV: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
WEB: Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."