God Gives Grace To The Humble
Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 1Peter 5:5-10
The bible, the word of God, tells us God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.! A God fearing person may be crushed in life, waiting for blessings, expecting for a good opportunity, expecting a good thing to happen in life, etc., waiting in patience and humility. The Lord will reward their humility and says He will elevate everyone who is humble. The Lord will lift the person up in life when they humble themselves elf under His mighty hands.
The Almighty God came down to earth as Lord Jesus Christ and lived like an ordinary person. He humbled Himself and was obedient to the point of death on the cross. In Philippians 2:9-11, the Bible says that Father God exalted Lord Jesus Christ above every person and above everything in this world and in Heaven. Secondly, the Father has exalted Him, that every knee should bow down at the name of Jesus Christ. Thirdly, God has exalted Him that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord. And because God is no respecter of persons and loves His children equally He will give them the same inheritance as He gave Lord Jesus Christ because they love the Lord. He will give them grace that makes them highly exalted on this earth and men of power and demons shall bow before them. Their Heavenly will exalt them to make them enjoy all goodness in life. God’s word is true”
For the LORD’S portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance. “He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings, So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him. “He made him ride in the heights of the earth, That he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him draw honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock; Curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs; And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the choicest wheat; And you drank wine, the blood of the grapes. Deuteronomy 32:9-14
“Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, You who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased him.” For the LORD will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody. Isaiah 51:1-3
The Lord, Who called Abraham alone, and blessed him and increased him, LORD will comfort His trusting ones. He will comfort all their waste places; He will make their wilderness like Eden, and their desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. He will make them ride in the heights of the earth and feed them with produce of the fields. He will make them draw honey from the rock and oil from the flinty rock. The Lord calls the things that do not exist though they existed and He shall make them draw honey from the rock. The Lord will give them supernatural blessings and elevate them in life. He will speak miracles and blessings in their life and they shall be blessed So they can rejoice in their humility for their reward of trusting Him is on the way! God’s word is unchanging:
Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. Psalm 63:7
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39
The Bible tells us there was young man named Daniel who trusted God with all his heart. He prayed to God at all times. Because of his faith in God, he had to face many afflictions. But the Lord delivered him from them all because he trusted in Him (Psalm 34:19). We need to trust in God and depend on Him at all times like Daniel. If we seek the Lord with all our heart. He will be our help. Psalmist David made the Lord his help and said, “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 63:7). Then, we are sure to be strengthened and comforted by God Almighty for the Lord Jesus Christ is a compassionate and loving person. When He was in this world, multitudes thronged Him everywhere He went. He was moved with compassion. It was this compassion for the needy person that made Him perform a miracle.
The Bible says that when He was on a mountainside, great crowds thronged Him. They brought the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and He healed every one of them. He knew the heart of every man and knew their problems. That’s why the people stayed with Him for three days and three nights even forgetting about food. They knew the Lord would turn their sorrows into joy and that’s why they were at His feet without food. But the Lord grew concerned about them and did not want to send them away hungry. Though His disciples were with Him, they did not have any compassion on the people. The Lord fed the people and healed the sick and delivered them of their problems. He wiped their tears and sent them home happy (Matthew 15:30-36).
The Lord is alive today and is the same forever. Yes, the compassion He had for the people two thousand years ago is the same even today. He knows the problems we go through and will wipe away our tears. Our sorrow will be turned to joy. The Lord came down to earth and sacrificed His life on the cross to turn our sorrows to joy. It is His delight to bless us and exalt us in life.
We may be suffering in life but the Lord will exalt us very soon. We are to seek the Lord and holdfast to Him in our troubles and the Lord will lift you up. He will turn your sorrows into joy. The Bible says, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). There is a time to be exalted and God has that time in His hands. In Ecclesiastes 3:11, says God has made everything beautiful in its time. So, we need to cheer up! He will exalt us to high positions in our spiritual life, family life, studies, workplace etc. The Lord will wipe away our tears and exalt us in life and we shall be in a blessed state. His word is true:
Now the LORD had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:1-3
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:11-14
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For
“He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:8-12
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