Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SSMT Scripture Memory Verse 17

Starting to memorize a new section in 1 Peter 5. Here's the first verse I'm memorizing for the next two weeks. Only 7 more verses to go for 2015!!

"Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." 1 Peter 5:5, ESV

According to Webster's dictionary, to clothe means to cover with. We're to be covered with true humility in our relationships. After investigating a little further I found this:

"These texts teach that we can put on this beautiful garment of grace, by which we are made presentable in the hand of God to represent Christ before men. He provides the garment; we must put it on and wear it. When a citizen enlists to become a soldier, he is provided with a uniform, furnished by the government. If he will be a soldier, he must expect to wear a soldier’s uniform. God provides His soldiers, not with any particular shaped or colored literal garment, but with the garment of humility; that is the very best adapted to our needs. Nothing else can possibly cover the nakedness of the self, or soul life, and render us fully acceptable before Him. It is not only our most beautiful adornment in His sight, but when once we become perfectly adjusted to it, it becomes the most comfortable, convenient, delightful, and healthful article of apparel to our spiritual being that we ever wore; and above all, it proves to be to us, in the time of battle, an impenetrable coat of mail. No sword, spear, nor missile of the enemy has ever pierced it. Therefore we all should be the more eager to put it on, and keep it on; for it is indispensable to our safety and protection." (http://library.timelesstruths.org/texts/Bible_Humility/Be_Clothed_with_Humility/)

I always choose verses I need and this one is no exception. I need to pray for God to help me with putting on Christ's humility.

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