CASTING: Greek word epiripto. Epi means upon as on top of something, and the word ripto, means to hurl, to throw, to cast, or to violently throw or to fling some-thing with great force.
This word cast is used twice in the New Testament “Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) “And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast [epiripto] their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.” (Luke 19:15) Can you SEE the followers of Jesus flinging their garments upon the donkey? For HIM to set upon? Then can you see them throwing their cloaks and scarves upon the road? Can you see them placing the palm leaves upon the road? Why did they do that? There are many reasons this was done, but for this teaching, it’s a principal for all of us to learn. They did this so the chosen donkey would have a clean, pure path to carry the Messiah on, in preparation for the coming of their Savior.
The donkey is a burden bearer. Jesus is our burden bearer. Jesus prepared the way for you to “cast all your cares upon Him … BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU.
Now that you know He cares for you, what are you going to do with this piece of information? Will you just violently CAST it upon the ground and keep your burdens loaded upon yourself?
By faith we must learn, practice, and activate this principal in our Christian walk. Have we all fallen short of this princi-pal and sinned? Yes! But HE is faithful and just to forgive us as we repent. Is this an easy road for us to “cast all our cares upon Him, because He loves us?” For some it is easy, but for the majority it is not. It is a behavior for which He has supplied the answer.
Meditate on these scriptures:
“Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you.”
Do you believe He cares for you?
Do you believe He loves you?
Give it a whirl and see what The Lord will do for you! :)