Scripture Verse Of The Week

1 Peter 5 Verse 7:

“Casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares about you.”

A fisherman knows how to cast their nets, always maintaining a hold on it so that he can draw it back again. But the word used in 1 Peter 5 verse 7; is a different type of ‘cast’ The meaning here is ‘to cast upon and let go.

1 Peter 5 verse 7: {Message Bible}:

“Casting the whole of your care — all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all— on Him, for He cares for you affectionately, and cares about you watchfully.”

The same verse but King James Version:

“Casting all your care upon him. for he cares for you.”

The word ‘casting’ comes from a Greek word meaning to cast upon, to throw upon. The King James Version uses the same word in Luke 19 verse 35: “And they brought him to Jesus; and cast their garments upon the colt,  and they set Jesus thereon.”

You see they cast and let go, and even though it wasn’t in the meaning of that story, what they cast was covered by Jesus. Wonderful! truly wonderful, another hidden message within the message of Good News.

Casting! What do we need to cast:

1. The whole of our care, everything we are, so He can use it for His Glory.

2. All our anxieties

3. All our worries.

4. all our concerns.

How! Once and for all, on Him.

Why! Because He cares for us affectionately, and care about you watchfully.

As the old Hymn puts it, ‘I Surrender All to Jesus’, it not like just giving the best of ourselves {or what we think is the best of ourselves} to Him, He wants all of us, our anxieties, our worries, our concerns, because He has and Is the Answer for all we need.

Psalm 55 verse 22: {Amplified Bible}:

“Cast your burden on The Lord [releasing the weight of it] and will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved — made to slip, fall or fail.”

God Bless.

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