Thursday, October 20, 2011

He Gives More Grace


But He gives more grace.  Therefore it says,
"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
James 4:6

(Daniel Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
Pride:   1. Inordinate self-esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, rank or elevation in office, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.  2. Insolence; rude treatment of others; insolent exultation.

Humility:   In ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance; humbleness of mind; a modest estimate of one's own worth. In theology, humility consists in lowliness of mind; a deep sense of one's own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will.

Now let's see what else God has to say about pride and humility.

"Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice."  Proverbs 13:10.

"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."  Proverbs 16:18

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom."  Proverbs 11:2

“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.  Proverbs 21:24

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble"1 Peter 5:5

" The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor."  Proverbs 15:33

"The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life".  Proverbs 22:4

"Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor".  Proverbs 18:12

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves."  Philippians 2:3

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12

"Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of
the LORD's anger.
... Search for what is right. Search for humility."  Zephaniah 2:3
and
"Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor." 
(Proverbs 29:23 NLT)

I cannot add to this!
Gloria

4 comments:

LV

Keep you great words of inspiration and wisdom coming.

Angelia

i dont enjoy being around people who think theyre all that and more

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The Scripture really says it all, doesn't it? Those are some great verses :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores, Heather :) :) :)

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