But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
— James 4:6 (NKJV)
Adapted from the resource Wake Up to the Word – by Joyce Meyer
Humility = in ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance; humbleness of mind; a modest estimate of one’s own worth
In 1 Corinthians 15:10 (AMPC) the apostle Paul wrote, But by the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God I am what I am…. If we don’t realize that we are what we are by the grace of God, then we’ll think more highly of ourselves than we should.
Proud people compare themselves to others and feel superior if they’re able to do something others can’t do. As Christians, we need to judge ourselves soberly (see Romans 12:3), knowing that without God, we can’t do anything of value and whatever we are able to accomplish is only by His grace.
God gives us a measure of His own faith and ability to do whatever He assigns us in life—it never happens by our own efforts. When we really know this, we’re able to live a humble life.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to always remember that my strength only comes from You. Thank You for enabling me to do all that You’ve called me to do, and for giving me the grace I need to keep a humble attitude. In Jesus’ name, amen.