Christians are to cast all of their discontent, discouragement, despair, and suffering on the Lord, and trust Him for knowing what He’s doing with their lives. Along with submission (v. 5) and humility (vv. 5,6), trust in God is the third attitude necessary for victorious Christian living.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Peter 5:7.
Man’s true spiritual condition is nowhere more clearly seen than in the absence of a proper submission to and reverence for God. Biblical fear for God consists of: 1. awe of His greatness and glory, and 2. dread of the results of violating that holy nature.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:18.
What makes an effective servant of Christ is not natural abilities, creativity, or human initiative, but total dependence on Him for both direction and adequacy. God uses those who are weak, humble, submissive, and obedient so that He alone gets the glory.
Commentary from Charles Stanley’s In Touch devotional, February 1, 2018.