But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
God Loves the Humble
God has a tender spot for the humble. Those who are willing to submit their lives to Him find grace to face every situation.
Grace is God’s love in action. When you humble yourself before God, His grace flows over you and into every area of your life.
Humility begins with confessing that you need God. You admit you aren’t smart enough or strong enough to meet the challenges of day-to-day living. You humble yourself by submitting your life to His will and direction.
The proud person thinks they don’t need God. They think they can live a meaningful life without His help. A proud person sees himself as the center of the universe. It’s a sad thought, but God opposes the proud person. God literally works against the person who refuses to humble himself.
Unfortunately, many Christians live a proud life. Although they are trusting Christ for their salvation, they don’t trust Him for day-to-day living. They rarely spend time in prayer, asking for God’s help and guidance.
Your prayer life is a crucial indicator of your level of pride. Can you go days without stopping to pray? Do you forget to seek God’s directions in the decisions of life? If so, you may be living a prideful Christian life.
God calls us to humble ourselves. When we do, He exalts us. When we do His job by exalting ourselves, then God does our job by humbling us. (Let me just say, God is very good at humbling us.) If you are like me, I have experienced the humbling hand of God in my life many times.
If you want God’s grace to flow through your life, then humble yourself before Him. Bow your knee and confess that you don’t have all the answers, and you need His help.
God’s grace follows those who are completely dependent on Christ.
Look at that promise again.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” – James 4:6
Make these confessions.
I live in humble dependence on God.
As I humble myself before God, He pours out His grace on me.
God opposes me when I live in pride and independence.
I confess my need for Christ and humble myself before Him today.
In Jesus Name,
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