Now, on the other hand, as soon as we are convinced that God cares for us, our minds are easily led to patience and humility. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". "Commentary on 1 Peter 5:7". "Family Bible New Testament". 1879-90. Father, mother, neighbor, friend, those whom you have loved, and those to whom you have done good, may neglect you, but God never will. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-peter-5.html. "Commentary on 1 Peter 5:7". ‘We can be certain that, because God cares for us, life is out, not to break us but to make us; and, with that assurance, we can accept any experience which comes to us, knowing that God works everything together for good to them who love Him (Romans 8:28).’ (Barclay pp. 1765. 322-323). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-peter-5.html.
They often exalt one duty, to the neglect, if not the exclusion of another: but a proficiency in the divine life will discover itself by the united exercise of the various, and apparently opposite, graces. ii., p. 40; H. VV. … I do not mean that these two things are really different. Quite literally, the word used for "care," in the beginning of my text, is the same which Christ employs when He says, "Take no thought for the morrow": and it is, "Do not split your mind; do not have a divided heart." Casting, as a burden, all your care upon him; your care for all sorts of things, even which concern this life, that care which will otherwise cut and divide your hearts, (as the Greek word in Matthew imports), and be grievous and tormenting to you. ]: let them know that duty is theirs, but events are his: let them, in the face of all difficulties, adopt the words of Joshua [Note: Numbers 14:9. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. The advantage flowing from humbling ourselves under God‘s hand (1 Peter 5:6) is confident reliance on His goodness. The devil seeks: therefore watch.— μέλει, there is a care) Not so strong a word as μέριμνα, anxiety. This verse does not introduce a new command but explains how to humble oneself: by entrusting oneself and one"s troubles to God ( Psalm 55:22; cf. When he loves, he always loves; if he regarded you with favor when you were rich, he will not forget you when you are poor; he who watched over you with a parent‘s care in the bloom of youth, will not cast you off when you are “old and grey-headed,” Psalm 71:18.
But we are not thus bidden to cast all our care on God, as though God wished us to have strong hearts, and to be void of all feeling; but lest fear or anxiety should drive us to impatience. ‘anxiety’-‘to draw in different directions, distract, that which causes this, an anxious care’ (Vine p. 168) ‘anxiety…is rooted in a yesterday that we cannot believe forgiven or in a tomorrow that we will not trust.’ (Plain Talk 11/3/1) Anxiety happens when one thinks that they are the only one who is looking out for themselves. Psalm 55:22; 37:5; Luke 10:41; 12:11-12.]. But, strange as it may appear, it is often more difficult to "cast" our "cares" than it is our sins, else why are so many Christians so burdened with daily life and depressed with so many anxieties? Not till then shall I even care to cast my care upon Him.
The meaning is, that we are to commit our whole cause to him. God has liberated you from distracting cares and worries. 1897. Hebrews 4:15.
BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. It is quite a different expression which is applied to God from the one which is used concerning us. This again is an O. T. citation (ref. He protects you, and feeds you, and bears with you though you care not for Him. Compare Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:6. upon. Who has not some anxiety to cast away? Yet we are to "have care one to another." Our normal cares and duties we must bear, and not seek to evade or cast aside. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. First aorist active participle of επιριπτω epiriptō old verb, to throw upon, in N.T. "Commentary on 1 Peter 5:7".
]—, [There is no difficulty from which he cannot extricate [Note: Isaiah 50:2; Isaiah 43:13. and the remarkable words of the Stoic slave, Epictetus (Dissert, 1 Peter 2:10), ‘From thyself, from thy thoughts, cast away grief, fear, desire, envy, malevolence, avarice, effeminacy, intemperance. III. [Gaiety and dissipation may bear up the spirit in prosperity; but God alone can comfort us in adversity [Note: Job 35:10.]. "Compare Matthew 6:25-34. In times of danger the Christian is to cast all the burden of his anxiety or alarm (μέριμνα) upon God with confident trust in His loving care (μέλει). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-peter-5.html. You do not believe it. Lest, then, the wickedness of men should tempt us to a fierceness of mind, the Apostle prescribes to us a remedy, and also David does in Psalms 37:5, so that having cast our care on God, we may calmly rest. In general, that the providence of God governs the world, and concerns itself in the affairs of men, and disposeth of all events that happen to us. And who does not know what such care is? Can those years tell no tales of individual love? Surely, yes.
Why is it that men who are sure of their salvation yet are not sure of their constant provision? Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. What then can we have to fear, if we trust in him [Note: Romans 8:32.]? 1 Peter 5:7. τὴν μέριμναν … αὐτὸν comes from Psalms 55:12, ἐπίριψον ἐπὶ κύριον τὴν μέριμνάν σου, which is the source of part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:25 ff. ]—, [He knows what trials we stand in need of: he can suit all the circumstances of them to our necessities: he can overrule them for our eternal benefit. This is your privilege. Charles Schribner's Sons. Very few of us can rise to such heights as this, but we can set it as an ideal before us to aim at. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. ‘because He cares for you’-‘meaning the watchful care of interest and affection’ (Vincent p. 669). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged".
Do not pray vague prayers, the prayers that will suit everybody, but your own personal prayer, just as much about your worldly trial as about your heavenly one. 1887. also shews that the μέριμνα was not a possible, but a present one; that the exhortation is addressed to men under sufferings. He has even given his own Son to die for us. Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. Moreover they frequently anticipate future evils; and tremble, lest in the day of adversity they should faint. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. The words are borrowed from Psalms 55:22 ἐπίριψον ἐπὶ Κύριον τὴν μέριμυάν σου καὶ αὐτός σε διαθρέψει. This is to cast all our care upon God. What more can one wish than to be permitted to feel that the great and merciful Yahweh thinks on him?
God has a special care for His true people, for those who have felt their need of a Saviour, and have cast themselves upon Christ, as one suitable, sufficient, and perfect.