Whom God Regards
Though the LORD is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar.
God is the Creator and dwells in power and glory in heaven (Revelation 4:2-11). Yet God gives special attention to those who are humble—who acknowledge their inherent weakness and need for Him (Isaiah 57:15; 66:1-2).
God loves the humble because He can easily work with them, helping them develop His perfect righteous character (Isaiah 64:8).
God distances Himself from those who are proud—because they believe they are self-sufficient and have little need for God (Deuteronomy 8:17). The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector illustrates how God gives favor to those who understand they are lacking, not to those who are proud and trust in themselves (Luke 18:10-14).
It is the humble who will be exalted by God in the future (1 Peter 5:5-6). When we understand our dependency upon Him and our accountability to Him, God can truly work within us to fulfill His purpose for our lives.
To see how pride can affect your life, read our blog post, “3 Ways Pride May Be Infecting Your Life.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Building a Good Name.”