Welcome to Day 21. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on James 4:6.
Read James 4:6.
But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).
James 4:6 meaning
James is reprimanding the Christians. It seems that they were not living a godly life. They were quarreling, committing adultery, living in lust, greed, and envy. They were denying the Holy Spirit that was living inside them and embracing the sinful practices that the world could offer them. You can read more about this in James 4:1-5.
James is trying to convey to them a better way. He is trying to express the amazing grace that God has made available to us, His greater grace, God's grace upon grace upon grace for every situation so that we can live a rich and grace-filled and thriving life.
Join me as we unpack James 4:6 in a short devotional below.
God Gives Grace To The Humble: Devotional
What does it mean that God gives grace to the humble?
We can never exhaust God’s grace. He has an unending measure of grace to give to us. It is God's nature to give. When we are weak, that is when God longs to pour out more and more of His grace but we need to come before Him in a humble manner. We need to come boldly and humbly before God's throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16) and ask for His forgiveness, to acknowledge that we are too weak to resist the temptations before us, and then to accept His grace to face the different temptations and circumstances that we find ourselves in.
We all as human beings naturally have evil tendencies but James 4:6 teaches us that God will give us more and more grace to deal with the temptations that crop up in our daily lives that try to keep us off the path that God wants us on.
God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
We need God's grace to walk in this world but to not be 'of this world'. The first step in obtaining God's grace is to be humble and give up being proud, thinking that you can achieve everything in your own strength.
It is impossible to get into a circumstance where our need for grace is greater than God’s supply.
Oh, the peace that comes deep down into your soul when you realize that on your own, you don't have the strength to resist that temptation that faces you constantly. But in time with God's grace, His abundant grace, you can do what God calls you to do. You can live a godly life.
God's grace can only produce in you a godly life.
God gives you grace to hold your tongue when you are in a difficult conversation and you really want to say something in your defense but you know it could have damaging repercussions.
God gives you His grace upon grace to extend His grace to other people that you meet constantly in our graceless world.
God gives you His grace to work in a difficult situation.
God gives you His grace to walk through all the changing situations that you will be in throughout your time in this world.
What do you need God's grace for today?
Use the free guided prayer journal that you will find in the Resource Library or grab a notebook and use the following questions to enable you to unpack what God is saying to you through James 4:6 today.
Today's devotional is based on James 4:6 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
What is God saying to you through this verse?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart. Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, James 4:6.
Scripture Prayer - James 4:6
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying
Thank you Father for Your unending supply of grace. Help me to humbly come before You and acknowledge that I can not go through this world in my own strength. I need You for every breath that I take, every decision that I make, and I need Your grace for every situation that I find myself in. Forgive me for being proud. Fill me with Your wisdom and grace continuously. Amen.
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