Scripture: 1 Peter 5:1–11
Focus Text: “All of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble’” (v. 5).
Listening to God: The way you deal with others is a window into your soul. If you are in right relationship with me, you will not need to elevate yourself on the one hand or feel inferior on the other. You will be at ease with others because your worth is rooted and grounded in what I think of you rather than what they think. You will not need to promote yourself if you know in the depths of your heart that I am working out my will for your life. Don’t be afraid of people or circumstances that seem to put you at a disadvantage. In my economy, downward mobility is the way up.