A Greater Grace

James 4-6

“But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Explanation:

If God makes heavy demands of his people, he supplies the grace to comply with the commands as the quotation from Proverbs 3:34 (quoted also in 1 Pet. 5:5) shows. The proud are those who turn their hearts away from God to another rival. The humble understand and practice total dependence on God.

James assumed that believers, even though they might fall into temporary backslidings, are basically humble in that they recognize that salvation comes from God alone. Believers are recipients of the grace he is willing and able to give. God resists the proud by opposing the life and practices of those who fail to follow him.

God does not want our lives to be dominated by materialism, a search for prestige, selfish ambition, or deliberate forgetfulness of God. His aim is that we “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Matt. 6:33).When you seek God’s kingdom first and his righteousness, all things will be added unto you according to God’s perfect will and purpose for your life. You no longer have to worry or be concerned that some part of the puzzle is missing in your life because God’s plan for your entire life is absolutely unbelievable.

The very thing he has in mind for you to give you sustained peace and joy is a deep and intimate personal relationship with His Son, Jesus. Jesus is God, 100% Human (He lived the human experience without sin) and 100% God (Father God came off his throne in the form of man to take our place on the cross to pay all our sin debt freeing us once for all from sin for all who believe in Jesus).

Remember, God’s grace is sufficient for you!

Pastor Ross

Keeping it 100%