God Is God
- Category: Religion
- Published: Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:28
- Written by Dr. Henry Vernon
Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
When you think of an immovable object, what comes to mind? Perhaps the massive Rock of Gibraltar on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, or the Empire State Building in New York City? How about the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Some things have the ability to resist human effort; they are completely immovable by us.
If created things are immovable, how about the Creator, God Himself? The Bible says that God resists the proud. For a prideful person to attempt to change or move God is as futile as a baby trying to move a building. There is great liberty found in the awareness that God is God and we are not, that God's ways are perfect and that He is unmoved by the prideful or disagreeable protests of man. While God is unmoved by pride, He is moved by humility. To the humble, God gives grace—as He did to the apostle Paul who cried out three times concerning his thorn in the flesh. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)
If you are inclined to pridefully protest against God's decisions in your life, you will find Him unmoved. But humility in the face of His decisions and actions will result in the grace to let Him be God in your situation.
God assists the humble but resists the proud.
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