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Be humbled, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; casting all your solicitude upon Him; because He is concerned for you. (1Peter 5:6-7 Scarlett's New Testament, 1798)

Be humbled, then, under the mighty hand of God, that He should be exalting you in season, tossing your entire worry on Him, for He is caring concerning you.  (1Peter 5:6-7 Concordant Literal New Testament)

The fact that a humble Christian accepts God's responsibility over them cannot be overemphasized.  Worry says “my God doesn't care about this particular matter or individual or circumstance of my life.”  Worry says that due season will never come or will never come in time, which Galatians calls mocking God and Malachi identifies as having one's words stout against God.

These two books of the Bible, Galatians and Malachi, would imply, when comparing their messages, that worry is a way of offending God for an individual acquainted with the Covenants of Promise (Ephesians 2:11-13).  Therefore, for a Christian, worry is not only faithless and deficient in humility; worry is blasphemy.

Since no genuine Christian intends to slander His promises and His caring nature, it is of utmost importance to bring every thought to the obedience of Christ, according to 2Corinthians 10:3-6, through focusing one's energies on Colossians 2:6-7 and Colossians 3:12-17, so that one will not find one's self handed over to Satan to learn not to blaspheme (1Corinthians 5:5; 1Timothy 1:20).

Matthew 18:34 says that when you don't forgive a debt after you've been forgiven, or in other words, when you'd worry someone else about the very worry Christ has relieved you of, then failure to restore a brother from worry, according to Galatians 5:13-6:1, then you'll likewise have to bare the worries again that you were freed of.  Worrying about one another, according to 1Peter 5 and Galatians 5:13-6:1 isn't serving one another and your adversary, the devil, preys on all such things that aren't the “yes” or “no” answer of the Covenant (Matthew 5:37).  Worry is the James 1:6-8 double-mindedness that doesn't inherit the Kingdom of God in a particular circumstance, until that evil is renounced and thanksgiving (Colossians 2:6-7) and the ways of Christ (Colossians 3:12-17) are returned to (Zechariah 1:3).

 

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For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:2

 

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