he gives us more

But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble. (James 4:6 CEB)

What more could God give us? He’s given us our life. He’s gives us his longing for us. But now James says that as God works his way through the crowd of humanity, God intently looks for us. He pushes out of his way those who run to embrace him, but who do so only for show or without real heart. He’s looking for us - for us! – the ones on whom he will shower his special love and care. And when we meet, he does just that. Powerfully. Personally. Perfectly.

It just doesn’t get any better than this. And yet it does. For “he gives us more …

But it gets even better because God gives us even more grace. As the Scripture says, “God keeps the proud at arm’s length, but he embraces the humble.” (James 4:6 DSV)

Who am I, Father, to be given your perfect love? What can I say? How can I thank you or ever love you back so? I will do the only thing I can do: love you with my whole life for all of my life. Forever and ever. Amen.

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