But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
But haven’t we been taught to have pride in ourselves and our country? To be confident? God’s talking about opposing a different sort of pride, as the Merriam-Webster dictionary describes it: “A feeling that you are more important or better than other people.” He’s got a problem with it because it puts us on the throne of our own lives; it’s a form of idolatry where we worship ourselves.
Humility, on the other hand, acknowledges that we owe God everything.
Too often, today’s pop culture seems to say: “Be your own God!” Wrong! There is only one God, and He will not be denied.Sweet Freedom in Action
Today, reflect on God’s many gifts to you – including the gift of your life – and pray to Him in gratitude and humility.