God Resist The Proud, But Gives Grace Unto The Humble.

God Resist The Proud, But Gives Grace Unto The Humble.

…God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6

Rejoicing is a form of humility.
Mark Hankins

In II Samuel 6, the Ark of the Covenant was coming into Jerusalem. The Bible says when the ark came into the city, King David danced before the Lord with all of his might. The scripture says he threw off his royal robe and danced in his under clothes because of the glory that was coming back! David loved to be in the presence of God!

After he danced before the Lord, David fed the entire nation. When he went to bless his household, his wife told him that he looked like a fool. She despised him in her heart because of his response to the presence of God. David responded to her by saying, “I will yet be more vile than this. I will humble myself in the sight of the people and I will lower myself in my own sight,” verse 22.

When David was rejoicing, it was a form of humility. If you are more concerned with what people think about you than what God thinks about you, you will never walk in victory. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up!

Confession:
I will rejoice in the Lord and humble myself before Him because He resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!

May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!

 

 

8 thoughts on “God Resist The Proud, But Gives Grace Unto The Humble.

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  2. The wise woman builds her house,
    but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

    2 Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly,
    but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

    3 A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride,
    but the lips of the wise protect them.

    4 Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,
    but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

    5 An honest witness does not deceive,
    but a false witness pours out lies.

    6 The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none,
    but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

    7 Stay away from a fool,
    for you will not find knowledge on their lips.

    8 The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
    but the folly of fools is deception.

    9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
    but goodwill is found among the upright.

    10 Each heart knows its own bitterness,
    and no one else can share its joy.

    11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
    but the tent of the upright will flourish.

    12 There is a way that appears to be right,
    but in the end it leads to death.

    13 Even in laughter the heart may ache,
    and rejoicing may end in grief.

    14 The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways,
    and the good rewarded for theirs.

    15 The simple believe anything,
    but the prudent give thought to their steps.

    16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil,
    but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.

    17 A quick-tempered person does foolish things,
    and the one who devises evil schemes is hated.

    18 The simple inherit folly,
    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

    19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,
    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

    20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,
    but the rich have many friends.

    21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,
    but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.

    22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?
    But those who plan what is good find[a] love and faithfulness.

    23 All hard work brings a profit,
    but mere talk leads only to poverty.

    24 The wealth of the wise is their crown,
    but the folly of fools yields folly.

    25 A truthful witness saves lives,
    but a false witness is deceitful.

    26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress,
    and for their children it will be a refuge.

    27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
    turning a person from the snares of death.

    28 A large population is a king’s glory,
    but without subjects a prince is ruined.

    29 Whoever is patient has great understanding,
    but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

    30 A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

    31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

    32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
    but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.

    33 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning
    and even among fools she lets herself be known.[b]

    34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
    but sin condemns any people.

    35 A king delights in a wise servant,
    but a shameful servant arouses his fury.

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  3. Warnings Against Folly
    6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
    if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
    2 you have been trapped by what you said,
    ensnared by the words of your mouth.
    3 So do this, my son, to free yourself,
    since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands:
    Go—to the point of exhaustion—[a]
    and give your neighbor no rest!
    4 Allow no sleep to your eyes,
    no slumber to your eyelids.
    5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
    like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

    6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
    7 It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
    8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

    9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
    When will you get up from your sleep?
    10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest—
    11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.

    12 A troublemaker and a villain,
    who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
    13 who winks maliciously with his eye,
    signals with his feet
    and motions with his fingers,
    14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart—
    he always stirs up conflict.
    15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant;
    he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

    16 There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
    17 haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
    18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
    19 a false witness who pours out lies
    and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

    Warning Against Adultery
    20 My son, keep your father’s command
    and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
    21 Bind them always on your heart;
    fasten them around your neck.
    22 When you walk, they will guide you;
    when you sleep, they will watch over you;
    when you awake, they will speak to you.
    23 For this command is a lamp,
    this teaching is a light,
    and correction and instruction
    are the way to life,
    24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
    from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

    25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
    or let her captivate you with her eyes.

    26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
    but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
    27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap
    without his clothes being burned?
    28 Can a man walk on hot coals
    without his feet being scorched?
    29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife;
    no one who touches her will go unpunished.

    30 People do not despise a thief if he steals
    to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
    31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold,
    though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
    32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense;
    whoever does so destroys himself.
    33 Blows and disgrace are his lot,
    and his shame will never be wiped away.

    34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury,
    and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
    35 He will not accept any compensation;
    he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

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  4. children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

    14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”)

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  5. Hi! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.

    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

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