BCL Grow: Grace to the Humble — James 4:6
James 4:6 (Sanctification)
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” — James 4:6
“The person who is poor in spirit has a deep, awe-filled reverence for God and His Word. He or she wonders why the Creator and Sustainer of the universe should condescend to look on a mere creature—and a still-sinful creature at that.” — Jerry Bridges, The Blessing of Humility, p. 15.
Steps to Take
1. Ask: What do you think it means to be a humble person?
2. Ponder: Being humble means having a right understanding of who you are in God’s sight. Meditate on who God is and how he has created you in his image. Also contemplate how short you have fallen of his standards. Yet, God forgives and lovingly gives his people the gift of humility—fruit of the Spirit.
3. Rejoice: We must remember that Christians are saved sinners. While we love the Lord, we do not love him or others perfectly. Rejoice that your sins are covered by the blood of Christ and seek to live with a right perspective of your own sins and shortcomings—and God’s grace given to you and others.
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