James 4


James 4:6

But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”

(a) He gives a greater grace. The original word for greater is derived from the Greek word megas. God gives us mega-grace. James is literally saying that God gives us “exceedingly, great, high, large, loud, and mighty grace!” His great grace flows to us on account of his great love (Eph. 2:4). See entry for Rom. 5:20.

(b) But gives grace to the humble. Grace comes not to the proud and the self-righteous, but to those who humble themselves and acknowledge their need for it (1 Pet. 5:5).


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