Saturday, September 12, 2015

Favor to the Humble


You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the Spirit he has caused to dwell in us? 

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:  “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:2-6

kit: True Blessings by Sue Cummings