PROMISE 5: Grace for the Humble
God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5 (NKJV)
God resists the proud because the proud resist God. Arrogance stiffens the knee so it will not kneel, hardens the heart so it will not admit to sin. The heart of pride never confesses, never repents, never asks for forgiveness. Indeed, the arrogant never feel the need for forgiveness. Pride is the hidden reef that shipwrecks the soul.
To the degree God hates arrogance, he loves humility. Isn’t it easy to see why? Humility is happy to do what pride will not. The humble heart is quick to acknowledge the need for God, eager to confess sin, willing to kneel before heaven’s mighty hand.
God has a special place for the humble of heart.