Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

James 4:6-10 NLT
[6] And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

[7] So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

[8] Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.

[9] Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.

[10] Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

Reflection . . .

Key Word: Humble

What we need to do:

  • Humble ourselves before God
  • Resist the Devil – this is likely the hardest thing for us to do!
  • Come close to God
  • Confess, purify our hearts – this is likely the second hardest thing for us to do!
  • Mourn, feel sorrow for sin
  • Humble ourselves before God

These verses begin and end with God does:

  • God gives His grace generously
  • God will lift up the humble in honour.

Take a few moments to review these points. Meditate on these words from verse 6:

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6 NLT