God’s View of Pride and Humility

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””
(James 4:6 ESV)

God gives grace that is large, great, loud, and surprising.

God is actively battling against the proud and they are His opponent.

God is actively helping and giving His grace to the humble.

1. Don’t be God’s opponent by being proud
2. Put yourself in a position to receive God’s awesome grace by humbling yourself

Word Studies

English: more
Greek: μείζονα
Translit: meizona
Gloss: large, great, loud, surprising

English: opposes
Greek: ἀντιτάσσεται
Translit: antitassetai
Gloss:oppose, resist, to range in battle against

English: proud
Greek: ὑπερηφάνοις
Translit: hyperēphanois
Gloss:arrogant, proud, showing one’s self above others, overtopping, conspicuous above others, pre-eminent, with an overweening estimate of one’s means or merits, despising others or even treating them with contempt, haughty

English: gives
Greek: δίδωσιν
Translit: didōsin
Gloss: give, produce, make, put, entrust, pay, venture, allow

English: grace
Greek: χάριν
Translit: charin
Gloss: grace, favor, gift, gratitude, good will, loving-kindness, favour, of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues

English: humble
Greek: ταπεινοῖς
Translit: tapeinois
Gloss: humble, lowly, downcast in position or spirit (in a good sense).


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