There’s an expression, reading the word is like eating; meditating the word is like digesting.
It is through the process of meditation – of pondering, of speaking these truths to self, of muttering out loud the truths of God’s word that we really begin to mine it for the awesome treasures hidden in plain sight.
James 4, and the following verse in particular has revealed and yielded such treasures for me.
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
Think about that for a minute.
It’s possible to have more grace!
What then is grace and how do I get to have more of it?
Without reinventing the wheel, grace is all that God is. Grace is the unearned, unmerited favor of God to all mankind.
From James 4:6, we see that more grace is given to those that are humble.
There is no individual alive who is totally free from pride.
It is in our desire to be like Christ Jesus in being meek and humble;
in being totally dependent on God;
in resisting the temptation to exalt our limited knowledge over His own;
in trusting Him instead of leaning onto our own understanding,
that we resist the influences of pride and grow in His unlimited grace.
So my friends, grace and peace be multiplied to us as we grow in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord & Savior.