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  1 Peter 5:6-11 Peter chooses to end this letter  the way he started it.  Our future inheritance arrives by way of present sufferings. (1:3-6)  This means exaltation follows humiliation.  Our eternal glory comes after earthly suffering.  Suffering always precedes subsequent glories; this was so for God’s Son. This will be so for us as well. (1:11)  Christ Jesus is our ultimate proof for our future hope and present calling.  (4:19) Two things Peter tells his readers to be aware of…. Recognize And Rest Under The Mighty Hand Of God As You Wait Future Glory. (v5-v6; v9-v11)   This life we live is anything  but your best life now.  What Peter has been saying all along is that the attainment of Heaven will be by way of an excruciating journey.  But as you go through this he says , “Humble yourself” (v6) and in (v5) he says “cloth yourself with humility”  “Cloth” means to tie something on one self, like a tie or an apron around your waist.  The word “Humility” means “lo


  1 Peter 5:1-4 Christian writer Phillip Keller said in his book “A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23”, “It is no accident that God has chosen to call us sheep.”  He went on to say, “The reason being the behavior of sheep and human beings are similar in many ways. Sheep do not just take care of themselves as some might think; they require more attention than any other class of livestock. They require endless attention and meticulous care.  We are told by sheep herders that God created most animals with an uncanny instinct to find their way home.  But if… a sheep strays off into unfamiliar territory, they become completely disoriented and cannot find their way back.   We know that this is true by what Jesus’ said in His parable found in Luke’s gospel. “So he told them this parable.” What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he