Temple Baptist Church - 9-20-2017
1 Peter 5:5-7
A. The interpretation of these verses is to the young pastor or preacher. His is to submit to the elder and, also, to be humble enough to submit to all others.
1. He cannot expect others to submit unto him if he is not submissive.
2. He cannot reprove until he can be reproved.
3. He will never be honored until he learns to honor.
4. He will never be exalted until he learns to be abased.
5. He will never lead until he learns to follow.
6. One of the qualifications of a bishop is that he I not to be a novice.
B. The application of these verses is to all of God’s flock.
C. Under The Mighty Hand Of God. Why?
1. It is omnipotence that cannot be stayed.
2. It is madness to oppose His will.
3. It is both safe and profitable.
a) Hid as in the hollow of his hand.
2) Safe in his pavilion.
3) Comfortable under the shadow of his wings.
D. The Definition Of Humility
1. Humility In Relationship To Others – vs 5
a. Realizing That Others Are Just As Important As We Are - 1 Corinthians 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
b. Realizing Just Hope Important Our Love One For Another Is - Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
c. Realizing That What We Want Really Does Not Matter In Light Of Eternity - 2 Corinthians 4:17-5:1 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Peter 5:5b Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility
Ephesians 5:18-21 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
2. Humility In Relationship To God – vs 6
a. Realizing That Without Him We Would Be Eternally Lost - 1 John 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
b. Realizing That Without Him We Would Be Nothing - 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
c. Realizing That Without Him We Would Have Nothing - Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
d. Realizing That Without Him We Would Be Hopeless - Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
e. Realizing That He Knows Best - Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
3. Humility In Relationship To Circumstances – vs 7
a. Realizing That God Is In Control Of Our Future, Not We Ourselves - Job 23:13-14 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth. For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
b. Realizing That It Is God’s Purpose That Is Important, Not Our Comfort - Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
Numbers 11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp
c. Realizing That This Life Is Short At Best And Eternity Is Really All That Matters - 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.