“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7
Pie is awesome. Very few times will you hear people say no to pie. A good piece of pie is a slice of heaven on earth. But what about some humble pie? Before you go and Google it, this is not a real pie (or maybe it is) but an expression meaning a person needs be humbled sometimes to be a better person. Our God, the baker serves humble pie to all of us so we may grow from the challenges into His image.
How is being single like a slice of humble pie? Maybe the apostle Paul had the same slice of single pie you are having when he was writing 1 Corinthians 7. Many times pastors and well-meaning friends will refer to the years you are single as a refinement for a future marriage. Nothing irritates a single adult more than being told their singleness is because they are too immature to marry. We have seen enough immature married people to know that statement is a lie. This is not the type of humbling we agree with at Table for One.
We all need to be humbled. That is not because of a relationship status. We all need to be humbled before God so He may exalt us one day as we cast all our fears and worries upon Him. He cares for us!!!
How reassuring is the end of verse 7? However, being humbled is difficult for us but it is because He cares. Singles, humble yourselves before our God and serve Him as He calls. Remember, it’s not because of your status you are being humbled, it’s because you are child of the one true King.