Monday Meditations – I Peter 5:7

October 3, 2011

Today’s Meditation Verse:

I Peter 5:7 King James Bible (KJV)

 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

 Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully.(A)

 

Most of the time when a scripture comes to my mind it comes to me in the King James Version because that was the version I was reading and studying when the word of God first came alive to me and burned into my heart.  So that is the way I remember it, not from memorization, but because that is how it was seared into my heart.

 

But many years later I discovered the Amplified Bible and fell in love all over again.  Above you will see today’s Monday Meditation scripture in both the King James Version and also in the Amplified version.

 

The Amplified version expounds the meaning of the words just a bit so that you will have a clearer understanding.  Sometimes if you are reading long passages and you are not used to it, it becomes cumbersome.  But in time you begin to become comfortable with how the brackets divide out the meanings.

 

Today’s scripture is amazing in the Amplified version.  It tells you to take the WHOLE of our care, not just a bit or the part that is troubling us the most, but ALL of our care and concerns and cast it [ONCE AND FOR ALL] on Him.

 

How many times do we attempt to do that and then before we know it we have picked them back up and have to do it all over again?  Well we must practice the art of casting them once and for all on Him!

 

We can do this peacefully because – He cares for us affectionately and cares about us watchfully!  Awe, His eye is there watching over us always!  Affectionately as a parent watches over that tiny infant that they love so dearly, always watching, always attentive.  That is our Father God!

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6 thoughts on “Monday Meditations – I Peter 5:7

  1. Linda says:

    Hi Nancy,

    This was the perfect verse for me today! Thank you for expounding on it and especially the example of God like a parent watching over an infant!

    This brought a question to mind…what do you think? Once we are able to truly cast all of our care on Him–does that mean that any requests on our behalf would cease–leaving only prayer for others?

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    • Nancy Jackson says:

      Great thought Linda! Well I think part of casting our cares on Him is done through prayer and because the enemy doesn’t rest in his efforts to try and heap more cares upon us, then I think we will still have ample opportunities to continue to pray/cast cares upon the Lord for ourselves as well as others.

      But I think we do a lot of ‘panic’ praying in genuine fear. Honestly it has bothered me for a long time to hear people say to others, I’m praying hard for you, or I’m still praying day and night. As I said in my post Elevator Buttons, once we pray in faith believing we should be done with that topic. That correlates directly to casting our cares upon Him. If we can pray once in faith then we will leave it there with Him to handle and we can walk away carefree.

      And no where does it tell us that praying ‘hard’ will get our prayer answered any quicker or will be any more pleasing to God that a simple prayer. Ferverent prayer is not hard praying or long praying, it is faith praying from a sincere heart.

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