He Gives Grace to the Humble

Proverbs 3:34-35  

Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble. The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools.

How shocked and shamed the snarky, sneering scorners would be if they could see God in His glory! But it is too easy for us humans to overlook the invisible (but all-powerful) God and start thinking more highly of ourselves.

Many passages like this one encourage us to strive to get the true perspective—to see ourselves as we really are in contrast to the holy God.

The apostle James refers to this in James 4:6: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

For more about humility, see “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.”

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