The culture to which Peter wrote was consumed with self, not unlike the environment in which we live today. Alistair Begg shares the function of humility in the life of a Christian as it relates to our relationships with God and others. Because biblical humility begins with repentance, it challenges the culture in which we live and confronts our preoccupation with ourselves .
5Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
6Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
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