Casting Care

by admin ~ October 4th, 2019. Filed under: Brandenburg.

In 1 Peter 5:7, Peter says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” “Care” is a word that means “thing of concern.” The idea is concern that a good thing would occur and a bad thing would be avoided. Sometimes a bad thing has already occurred and we’re looking for a solution or a bad thing looks like it surely will happen or at least get worse. If someone is “care free,” it means he has nothing to be concerned about, as nothing looks like it is going to be bad. Or “care free” might just mean that someone has learned to trust God, that all things work together for God that love God. It’s difficult to live that way. Usually people have cares: their spouse, their children, their health, their finances, their parents, their job. The verb is found in 1 Corinthians 9:9 in the question, “Doth God take care for oxen?” The answer is yes, of course. But the point is a lesser to greater one. If God takes care for oxen, the lesser, then He would take care for you, the greater. A related word to the Greek word in 1 Peter 5:7, “care,” is one in 2 Corinthians 11:28, “Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.” Sometimes we might use the word, stress. The concern could take on a psychological or physiological strain, wearing one out. As many have said, the mind is a powerful thing. What we think can affect the body. So what do we do? We must remember God. We must remember His work. We think of His promises. This is what David did in the Psalms.

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