1 Peter 5:5-11
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin tells the story of meeting Cotton Mather, the famous New England preacher, at his home. And, as they were leaving through a room with a low ceiling, Mather shouted “Stoop! Stoop!”. But it was too late. Benjamin Franklin hit his head against it, which prompted Mather to say: “You are young, and have the world before you; stoop as you go through it, and you will miss many hard thumps."
It has been said that you cannot knock a man over who is an inch tall, and you cannot offend him if he has no pride. And Peter says the same thing in 1 Peter 5:5, “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” As he is writing to some people who are suffering, Peter shouts, “Stoop! Stoop!” He reminds them that they can get through it if they are an inch tall.
Are you getting thumped around in life? Do you feel like you are hitting your head against the ceiling? Are you suffering and don't know what to do? Come join us this Sunday morning as we talk about that. Come learn what it means to “clothe yourselves with humility” and “Stoop!” God will give you grace to endure if you are humble. He will be on your side if you have no pride, and let's study what that means together in the Word of God. We meet at 9:15 at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack. See you there! – Jeremy Cagle