“Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, ‘He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us’? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’”
God is jealous for us! No wonder He’s imparted a measure of Himself to us! When we think about the immeasurable grace that the Lord has given us, are we prompted to run and thank Him for it? The minute we believe that we can do life on our strength, God actively opposes our efforts. This opposition you may experience when trying to live independently from God is for His glory and your benefit. How can we run to God first for satisfaction, comfort, and strength if we ignore our need for Him? If we miss depending on God, He’ll throw situations our way to turn our hearts back to Him. Praise the Lord for His grace towards us.
"GRACE EMPOWERS US TO DO THE WILL OF GOD."
LORD, thank you for your grace. Thank you for your jealous pursuit of me. Please forgive me for my pride. Help me be an honest witness to others of your power in my life. Your grace is sufficient for me.