Want Grace?

Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 5:1-6 (day four)

“…GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”                                    1 Peter 5:5b

We all want God’s grace, don’t we?  Peter gives us two options:  pride…no grace; humility…grace!  Why is God so opposed to the prideful?  Pride does not acknowledge the authority to control our lives.  Pride seeks its’ own way.  Humility, on the other hand, is submissive and meek and acknowledges God’s position over us.  We yield to His authority!  No problem figuring out why God elects our humility over our pride…He is opposed to the proud!

So where do we fit in to the picture?  Are we on the proud side or the humble side?  Do we seek God’s direction and provision for our future?  Do we pray about even the small things in life?  Or, do we feel like we have a good grasp of what needs to happen in our life and we put God on the shelf, readily available, in case things get out of hand.  Pride is insidious and can creep into our lives before we recognize it.  Remember…God is opposed to the proud!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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