Is God Really Complicated?
“But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6
When we think of God, we often think of Him as being complicated, looking down on us. However, this verse from Psalm 138:6 tells us that even though God is on high, He still regards the lowly. This means that no matter who we are or what we have done, God loves and respects us. However, while God loves and respects us, He also resists pride. This means that He won’t let them get away with their prideful attitude and actions; and will judge them accordingly.
It is required of everyone in a race of the kingdom to do so with wisdom and understanding. Everyone must have an understanding of what qualifies and what can disqualify them from finishing the race. Our knowledge of God, who He is, and whom He represents in our life is very important to our walk with Him and our Christian race. It is surprising to know that the dimension of the Lord captures the topic for today’s devotion. He respects yet resists. The Lord respects the lowly and humble but yet resists the pride and high at heart. He even resists the proud afar off.
Psalm 40:4 says, “Blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.”
Humility is one of the main rules of our walk with God. At times what makes one constantly in a repeated cycle or demotion could be a lack of knowledge. Understand the rules of walking with God. Though He is high and dwells in the Highest, not only in height but also in greatness and majesty, he respects the humble. David testifies that He remembers the lowly in their low estate. What have you denied yourself off because of your haughty heart? Before destruction comes, is a haughty heart.
The Lord desires to uplift you, but you have to play to the rule. Humility and lowliness of heart is the key to get the Lord to respect and uplift you. Learn of the Lord, for He is meek and of a lowly heart. And always remember that “Though God respects free will, He also resists those who choose to do evil.” James 4:6 says, “But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Matthew 23:12 says, “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
1. Psalm 113:4 “The LORD is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens.”
2. I exalt you oh, Lord God! I praise your name for my salvation.
3. Lord, I desire a humble heart. Teach me to be meek and lowly at heart in Jesus’ name. Amen.