Have you ever heard of the scripture that says “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”? (James 4: 6) If you think about it, there’s a lot that can be gleaned from these words. It’s almost like some kind of programming language or math equation.
IF, “this = this”, THEN, “that = that”. If God opposes the proud and shows favor to the humble, then those who walk humbly will experience God’s favor in their lives. The scriptures can be very simple sometimes. Don’t allow your intellect to confuse you and miss out on the message. Be more humble and you will experience more of God’s blessings in your life.
This humility should be to God and His word. We should be guided by His voice within that reminds us when we’re acting ugly or being foolish. If not careful, it’s so easy to be defiant to God’s voice. It’s like being back in elementary school and being told that your behavior isn’t nice. Back then, we had to listen and say “Yes Mrs. …. I apologize.”
Now, we don’t have to apologize if we don’t want to. Why? Because God gives us free will. We’re grown now and we can do what we want, when we want, how we want, and with whomever we want! (I might be getting a little carried away with allowing my inner kid out 🙂 )
God gives us free will. If we choose to listen to that inner voice that sounds like a teacher, guiding us in the way that our loving Father would guide us, we are then being humble to God.
IF, you are “humble to God’s word”, THEN, “God shows favor in your life”.
Did you ever think formulas and equations could be so much fun?
Peace and Blessings,