God Gives Us Grace

James 4:6

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

But God gives us more grace. That is where the Bible verses say in scripture God opposes the proud and shows favor for the humble and god fearing

How did Jesus demonstrate grace?

In the New Testament it talks about the grace that Jesus showed through when he would always perform miracles and have mercy on those who are in need. God showed grace by performing many miracles and also by healing those who are sick and crippled because that was the will of the What does God’s grace do for us?

Grace gives us a new life which is not condemned by God. Through God’s grace we are forgiven, transforming our thinking, resulting in the renewal of our mind and heart. Through grace we live the kind of life that God would like every one of His children to experience.Jan 19, 2019

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What is grace and how do we receive it?

It is understood by Christians to be a spontaneous gift from God to people – “generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved” – that takes the form of divine favor, love, clemency, and a share in the divine life of God. It is an attribute of God that is most manifest in the salvation of sinners.

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by Grant Richison | Nov 24, 2000 | James | 1 comment

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“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

            ‘God resists the proud,

            But gives grace to the humble.’”

Therefore

The “therefore” indicates the reason God makes His grace available to us. We engage God’s promises and His grace through humility. That is the one condition for receiving God’s grace.

James quotes Proverbs 3:34 from the Greek translation of the Old Testament (the Septuagint). Peter also quotes this verse in 1 Peter 5:5.

1 Pet. 5:5, “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’.”

A “proud” person is someone who shows himself to be above others. The Greek word comes from two words: over and to appear. Thus, a proud person is someone who appears to be over others. He disdains and despises other believers.

The New Testament always uses this term for the sinful ideas of arrogant, disdainful, haughty. This is someone who loves to have the preeminence. He has a pompous estimate of his merit or means and carries an ostentatious pride. He wants to show himself above other people. He carries contempt for others because he is so full of himself.

The word “resist” has the meaning of to set oneself against, to oppose oneself to. It comes from two Greek words: against and to arrange. “Resist” was a military term carrying the idea to arrange in battle against. God sets Himself in full battle dress against proud people. Pride is the foundation of sin from which all sin flows.

PRINCIPLE:

God goes to battle against the proud.

APPLICATION:

The proud believer sets himself above other believers. God then sets Himself above this believer and goes to battle against him.

We must not confuse pride with genuine greatness. Some great believers stand head and shoulders above the rest of us. Pride believes that we are greater than we are. This is a figment of our imagination.

God will set Himself against us to do battle with us if we depend on ourselves. This is not passive resistance but active opposition. He will actively battle against us if we operate on pride. No sin provokes God’s resistance more than pride. This sin will preempt us from engaging God’s grace because no other sin sets itself against God more than the sin of pride. It is a declaration of independence from God.

We can find pride in every sin because pride is independence from God and the foundation of all sin. Pride deems itself sufficient and God’s grace insufficient for our needs.

Pr 16:5, “Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;

Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.”

Spiritual pride is deadly because it deceives us into believing that we are spiritually above others. Pride hinders God’s grace offered to those without Christ, and pride hinders “more grace” to those who know Him.

Envy, self-seeking, and ambition have pride as their root. Humility does not seek preeminence. A humble believer is not self-seeking. He does not feel that he has rights but knows that everything he has comes from the Lord. He knows that all that he has is from God. God will give him more grace because he values grace in the first place.

1 Co 4:7, “For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?”

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Barbara Burton

May 21, 2020

I feel helpless and alone

Perhaps you feel helpless and alone– so very helpless and alone. On the one hand angry, yet, on the other hand guilty for feeling angry – mixed feelings possess you. The hurt is vivid and heavy. You may be searching for help. You need to understand what is God’s grace and mercy. You need to understand the power of forgiveness. You need to understand what forgiveness is not. A relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ, is the missing piece. Great news! You can have that relationship right now!  

Today we will be discussing:

1. What is God’s grace and mercy?

2. I feel helpless and alone

3. Grace helps us through human suffering

4. Is God’s grace for me?

5. What is mercy?

6. Do you want Justice Mercy or Grace?

7. Some simple definitions of justice, mercy and grace

8. What is Grace?

9. How does God extend His grace and mercy? 

10. How to be saved

11. Bible verse about grace

12. Quotes about grace

13. What is the definition of grace?

14. How to find inner peace

15. Assurance of salvation through God’s grace

16. God loves you even when you mess up

17. How to show God’s grace to others

18. How to have a relationship with God

19. How to have joy and purpose in your life

Grace helps us through human suffering

Even though we seem to be a frailty-denying culture with our youth and strength worth-syndrome, within the walls of these hospitals the truth is grossly apparent. Each one of us is frail and subject to the ravages of our frailty. No one escapes being touched, and often swamped by this fact. Although we may attempt to evade it through denial, or perhaps be in a period of relatively smooth sailing, the fact of human suffering relentlessly moves among us, plaguing us, hurting us.  

We long for grace.

Is God’s grace for me?

In all things, give thanks, the Bible tells us. What is there to be thankful about? Is there a God if he would let this happen to me? Intellectually we accept the fact of a loving God, but in the gut-label of our feeling, there is resentment and doubt.  But what is God’s grace and mercy?

From the maze and the haze of our ambivalence, there is a Biblical message about our Lord

for we do not have a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:14

Is it possible that God understands and is sympathetic with all my feelings at this turbulent season? Could he be touched by them? 

Can it be that I can admit to myself and to him the depression and despair I may feel? Does he relate to the frustrations of all my human feelings? 

Can I begin to struggle with risking my feelings to his grace? Can it be that I can begin to struggle with the Biblical teaching that I am O.K. as a person, even though the emotional pain is excruciating? Does his grace encompass my confusion and stress to make it right in his sight?

For we have a great high priest who has gone Into the very presence of God – Jesus, the Son of God. Our high priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy with our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a high priest who was tempted in every way that we are but did not sin. Let us be brave, then, and come forward to God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.

Hebrews 4:14-16

God offers grace

What is mercy?

Mercy is God withholding the punishment we deserve because of our sinfulness. The consequences of our sin is death, yet Jesus paid this penalty for us and gives us opportunity to repent and receive His gift of salvation. But what is God’s grace and mercy?

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.

(2 Corinthians 4:4)

The power of this life-giving verse hits home today. We were totally dead to God. If we are dead, we can’t save ourselves. We are dead. We can’t help ourselves.

We say “Have mercy” in flippant times as well as in the most devastating times of our lives. It is a plea for help. We do not ask for justice, we plead for mercy.

But then God (beautiful words) looks down and sees us, destitute and deserving death, and chooses mercifullyto bestow grace and raises us up to be seated with Christ. 

Do you want Justice Mercy or Grace?

Some simple definitions of justice, mercy and grace

• Justice – when you get what you deserve. 

• Mercy – when you don’t get what you deserve. 

• Grace – When you get what you don’t deserve.

“Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind.” Matthew Henry

What is Grace?

Grace is Jesus Christ in redeeming action. Seeking and saving lost and condemned mankind. God’s grace is our only hope for this world and the next. It is God’s gift to us; it is Jesus paying the price for my sins on the cross; it is being raised from the dead even as Christ was raised.  

How does God extend His grace and mercy? 

God demonstrates His love toward us by saving us and giving us a place in heaven. That is grace. Free and undeserved. 

God will accomplish his purposes, beginning with the salvation of individuals. We are indeed blessed by a merciful God and the grace that He offers us. 

How to be saved  

It was through grace that God sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross and pay the price for our sins. It is by grace that we are saved through faith (and that not of ourselves but also a gift of grace) in His death and resurrection.

Quotes about grace

“Grace is a glorious commodity of heaven that can only be received and experienced in surrender to the will and love of our heavenly Father. Our world is unable to offer grace because it is in a constant state of need, and grace can only be offered from a place of true wholeness and love. In utter completeness, our God is able to offer us grace because he needs nothing from us in return. He requires nothing of us, so he offers us everything apart from any ability or inherent value we possess.” – Craig Denison

What is the definition of grace?

•  Grace is the unearned gifts God pours out on His children. 

• His grace provides salvation when we deserve destruction. 

• His grace blesses us with the riches of heaven. 

• His grace brings us peace in troublesome and worrisome situations. 

• His grace brings us daily blessings. 

• What God has provided through His grace is sufficient to save me because it is all what Jesus did and not what I did to earn it.  

• Grace is God’s gift to all believers.  

Grace would not be grace if it were a response to resources in us.

John Piper

Grace is free because God would not be the infinite, self-sufficient God He is if He were constrained byanything outside Himself.

John Piper


What is mercy and forgiveness?

Mercy is forgiving the sinner and withholding the punishment that is justly deserved. Grace is heaping undeserved blessings upon the sinner. In salvation, God does not show one without the other. In Christ, the believer experiences both mercy and grace. But what is God’s grace and mercy?

But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.

(2 Corinthians 4:4).

In His mercy He took the punishment for our sin, by His grace He extended it to undeserving us, and the blessings of His grace continue to flow through all eternity.  

How to find inner peace

Because of God’s great mercy, God’s grace redeems us and gives us peace. Peace is the state of mind and heart we experience when we are confident of God’s grace and mercy toward us. 

That assurance gives us peace.  And it gives us joy – having a relationship with Jesus here on earth and looking forward to spending eternity with Him in heaven.

All because of Grace through faith in Him.  And He graces us with the faith to believe.  What a wonderful Savior.

Assurance of salvation through God’s grace

Through God’s grace, we can have the assurance of our salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The Spirit of God lives within us and guides us and comforts us and assures us that we now belong to Christ because He has forgiven us.  

God wants a daily walk with us. He wants to carry our load of worries.  He wants to be our encouraging friend. He wants to give us all good things. He wants to make life richer and more rewarding.

Confess your sins to God and to one another

Every day as we confess our sins, He continually forgives us. The channel of a God-connection is kept clear when we confess our sins.  

Confessed sins are gone forever. 

We can know the love of God in our lives, the joy of His presence and the freedom from sin. 

God wants us to live in calm assurance of His presence. 

These are some of the verses that have given me the assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who has promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:23.

And He promises to be with us forever and ever 


For as many as received Him (Jesus Christ), to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

John 1:12. (Yay!!!!!!!) 

 And if children, then heirs.”(Wow!)

God willed to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery……which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 2:27.


Grace, Grace, Grace – Amazing Grace!!! All the way – The Grace of God.  

God loves you even when you mess up because of His grace and mercy

God forgives us our sin and promises to raise us from the dead and to provide for us an eternal home with Him.  We need to just rest in those promises from the Almighty Creator God.  But what is God’s grace and mercy?

Because of His great love for us, we are drawn to love Him more each day. We still live in a world full of sin and unbelief. We are still tempted by Satan to drift away from God, to be involved in less than noble endeavors; we are tempted to fall back into sin, to lie and cheat. We are weak. We are fearful. We cry out for help – and He is near and ready to help us, to forgive the sin, and to strengthen us.

How to show God’s grace and mercy to others

We have a desire to live a life reflecting Christ who lives in us. 

We want others to know Jesus as Lord and Savior in their life. 

We need Jesus to be in control – to “take the wheel.”

We still live in the flesh and fool ourselves into thinking we are ok.  We need daily committal of our lives to Him. Without daily submission and walking with Him, we miss out on so many wonderful blessings that God wants us to have. 

How to have a relationship with God through His grace and mercy

Daily time reading the Bible and praying – praying is just talking with Jesus – will give us the strength to say no to temptations that are present everywhere. 

The following quote sums up how we can be deceived:

“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” D. A. Carson

Putting Feet to Grace

Jesus says, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21). 

God’s mission is to the entire world. Salvation is for all who believe. The admonition to tell others the good news is for all believers. 

How to have joy and purpose in your life

Living this life to its full and relying on what Christ Jesus has done for us, enriches our earthly life and gives us purpose for each day. 

The abundant life that Jesus promised us is available when we walk in tandem with our Savior. Then each day we will recognize opportunities as well as blessings, thus enriching our lives and the lives of those we meet.

Have a grace-blessed day!

What Does James 4:6 Mean? ►

But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

James 4:6(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

James desires to get some important truths across to his fellow-Christians. He seeks to warn us against favouritism; to remind us of the dangers of an unruly tongue; to encourage us to seek wisdom from the Lord; to avoid the devastating danger of pride, which manifest itself in covetous cravings and evil desires and to remember that Scripture teaches that the indwelling Spirit of God yearns over each of us with a godly jealousy – that desires that we walk in spirit and truth and live humbly before our God.

From the beginning of Genesis to the final Revelation of Jesus Christ we discover that God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble – He resists the arrogant but gives grace to those that are lowly of heart. Since all the evils of the world are conceived and birthed through the corruption of our own hearts and the lusts of our own flesh, James reminds us that God gives us grace and even greater grace – but also urges us not to abuse His mercies by imitating the ways of the world, which is at enmity with God – but rather to walk in spirit and truth. We are to exhibit genuine mercy and deep humility of heart, knowing that the Lord bestows His grace generously – to those that are humble of heart.

Knowing that grace is given to the humble we should earnestly seek after the precious fruit of the Spirit, which will only develop and grow in the one that recognises that every manifestation of sin is rooted in a proud and arrogant heart – But He gives greater grace. Therefore, He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to those that are poor in spirit and humble of heart.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/james-4-6

What does James 4:6 mean?

So far in chapter 4, James has delivered a devastating diagnosis and a dire warning to his Christian readers. He has scolded them for living according to the wisdom of the world. They have been driven by envy, and the ambition to succeed at any cost. They have even been fighting with each other to get what they want.

To some extent, it feels normal to us to live that way. This is the world system we are born into, after all. But James warned believers that they are committing adultery against God by living this way! God takes this unfaithfulness personally. In fact, according to the most common translation of the previous verse, God was jealous for the Holy Spirit He had placed in them. To cheat on God by living according to the world’s system of self-reliance, refusing to let go of getting what we want, puts us in the category of God’s enemies.

Now James offers reassurance. Even if we have been living this way, we have not outrun the grace of God. This grace is given to all who trust in Christ. Our sin is serious, devastating, and wicked, but God gives more grace. He forgives our sinfulness in Christ and continues to give us the good we have not earned.

James quotes Proverbs 3:34. This relates a simple, but powerful idea: God opposes the proud. Our refusal to trust God to provide what we need, what He wants for us, and our insistence on getting what we want for ourselves is an act of pride. We are attempting to be the God of our own lives. God will lovingly, jealously oppose us when we do so—but He will not reject us in Christ.

Instead, He calls us to humble ourselves and receive more grace from Him. He calls us to repent of the sin of self-reliance and demanding what we want and yield to Him, receiving with gratitude all the good He chooses to gives us and all the seeming good He chooses to withhold.

God is calling us back to the peaceful, faithful path of trusting Him.

Context Summary

James 4:1–12 builds on the end of chapter 3, describing how living according to the world’s wisdom has led to great conflict among James’s Christian readers. They were fighting with each other because they couldn’t get what they wanted. James says that living that way is adultery. It’s ”cheating” on God. He calls them to quit their friendship with the world, humble themselves, repent from their sin, and receive God’s grace. God is the Lawgiver and Judge, not man.

Chapter Summary

What was causing fights and quarrels among the Christians to whom James was writing? They were living by the world’s wisdom. This false perspective says human beings should do whatever it takes to get what they want in this life, even if it hurts other people. James says that to live that way is adultery, but God gives grace. Christians should repent and move close to God again. We should trust Him to provide, to be the Judge, and to lift us up in His time. In humility, we must acknowledge that all of our plans are dependent on Him, and He can change them at any moment

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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