The Bible: How to Read It Well

The Bible: How to Read It Well
The text that will help me improve my reading skills is 1 Peter 5:7, which says, “Cast all your care on him (God), because he cares for you.” In some forms, the word care is changed to the word worry. So, worry is a sign of not trusting someone, especially when facing problems or being in danger. The term “casting one’s care on the Lord” tells Christians to have full faith that the Lord will take care of things. (Clowney, 2014). The choice of words is broad enough to cover all of the personal problems that a person might have. They include worries about family, problems in the present, worries about the future, worries about other people, and other burdens that a person may be facing. Since the verse says that God cares about us, he will give us everything we need when and how he wants. So, Christians are told to stay calm when things get tough.

The verse is made up of different things about its setting. The immediate background of this verse is the sixth verse, which tells believers to be humble, and the eighth verse, which tells them to be alert and sober because the devil is always looking for someone to eat. Once the Christians are humble and watchful, they will be able to give their problems to God without worry. Since Peter’s book is an epistle, it makes sense that the verse is a list of directions from Paul to Peter. After the Holy Spirit came down on them, the disciples went to other places to spread the gospel. This is the historical and cultural background that is shown. On the way to Damascus, Paul had a change of heart and became a dedicated Christian. Both of them helped spread Christianity as apostles. Paul’s notes to Peter were meant to encourage him in his faith. “Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you,” which is how the verse is described in the Bible, shows the verse’s canonical context. In the text, the meaning is clear, and it is easy to see what Paul was trying to say.


Clowney, E. (2014). The message of 1 Peter. Inter-Varsity Press.

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