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"God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble." Daedalus was humble-minded, and did not attempt to fly very high. Another thing that persons are proud of is their dress. Manton.Lumps of unrelenting guiltiness are as vessels closed up, and cannot receive grace; humility fitteth a man to receive it, and maketh a man to esteem it. BRING IT HOME BY SPECIAL APPROPRIATION. My spiritual growth will be to His glory, for I can only grow because He gives more grace. If they obtain these places because they are wise and good, it is God who gives them the wisdom and the goodness they have. Not that he imputes to his good qualities, his merits, a higher value than they properly profess, or satisfies himself with any, however low, degree of wisdom and virtue; but he is more contented with himself, inasmuch as he voluntarily submits to the limitations of his nature and his present state, little as it may be in itself and in comparison with what superior beings may be able to do and to enjoy.III. What a good God I have to go to!(C. The third reason why we ought not to be proud is because it is DANGEROUS. Some are proud of riches, as he that said to his soul (Luke 12:20). Then his wings fell off, and down he fell, head over heels, into the sea. 2. Apr 9, 2000. If they obtain these places because they are wise and good, it is God who gives them the wisdom and the goodness they have. It is said to have been so named in memory of that proud young man.(R. As usual, James asks a question and does not leave us hanging, but gives us an answer to help direct our minds and hearts. Some time later, Spurgeon was getting some much-needed rest in the south of France. 3. Spurgeon. Oh, to grow constantly!3. You may learn hence wily humble persons are most gracious, and gracious persons most humble. Let us have grace then whereby may serve God. All grace is for use, not for holding. It suggests a note of admiration. If we have no spiritual desires we have no spiritual life. 4. Thereof the holy prophet David may be understood. 6. The second reason why we ought not to be proud is because it is UNPROFITABLE. 3. No force is ever lost. He knows that he everywhere finds opportunities and motives to unfold his mental powers, to be useful to his brethren, to exercise himself in obedience to God, and thus to render himself capable of higher occupations and dignities in a better world; and this ennobles and refines all that he does in his opinion, and induces him to do everything with care and conscientiousness.IV. The humble man is more CONTENTED WITH HIMSELF than he would and could be without the assistance of that virtue. I defile every hour, Christ washeth; I fall, grace raiseth me; i come this day, this morning, under the rebuke of justice, but grace pardoneth me; and so it is all along, till grace puts me into heaven. The valleys laugh with fatness when the hills are barren; and the laden boughs will bend their heads, &c.(T. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Pride does not only withdraw the heart from God, but lifts it up against God. OBSERVE THE GENERAL TRUTH OF THE TEXT. No force is ever lost. He knows that he everywhere finds opportunities and motives to unfold his mental powers, to be useful to his brethren, to exercise himself in obedience to God, and thus to render himself capable of higher occupations and dignities in a better world; and this ennobles and refines all that he does in his opinion, and induces him to do everything with care and conscientiousness.IV. The importance of grace is unspeakable. God resisteth the proud by sending fear and terror into their hearts, whereof see Job 15:20-25; Job 18:7-10; 2 Kings 7:6; Psalm 76:5; Isaiah 10:33; Isaiah 19:16.9. God resisteth the proud by confounding their counsels, enterprises, and devices, as appeareth in proud Achitophel and others; as in the invincible navy of the proud Spaniards sent against little England, so confounded and in greatest part destroyed by the mighty hand of God. Manton. The humble man is far more CONTENTED WITH HIS FELLOW CREATURES than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. It encourages us in continuing the conflict. We learn from the Bible that pride is a great sin; and nothing in the world is so dangerous as sin. What a good God I have to go to!(C. James 4:6 But He gives a greater grace. More grace is provided. Ah! (3)We learn that lusting after evil must be met by the fulfilment of spiritual desires and obtaining more grace.4. Some are proud of beauty, whom God resisteth by sending sickness or other means to hinder and remove that from them. Intro. God resisteth the proud when He turneth their ambition and vainglory into ignominy and shame. It plainly indicates a victory. Kings and princes, and persons in high stations, are often proud of the positions they bold. He knows exactly how much there is of thirst and longing in our souls for purity, light, and love, and all that we understand by grace. The humble man is more CONTENTED WITH GOD, with His revelations, commands, ordinances, and dispensations, than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. The Bible’s answer to our fallen self-obsession is a great work of grace in the gospel that creates a worshipful obsession with God. But he gives more grace. When the wings were finished, he fitted them on vein carefully with wax. For we do desire it; if we be gracious persons at all, it is one of the laws of our life. My spiritual growth will be to His glory, for I can only grow because He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble’. In Grecian story there is a fable about a man named Daedalus and his son Icarus, which shows the danger of pride. God delighteth to fill up such; they are vessels of a right bore. )The cure of pride; or, the lesson of humilityR. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Live Streams by John & Matt Hagee DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! I gave you a bright eye, apt for the darting glance, and now it is dim as an old man's vision. Spurgeon. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (Ver. H. My spiritual growth will be to His glory, for I can only grow because He gives more grace. He went up nearer and nearer towards the sun, till the warmth of its beams melted the wax. The Bible means what it says. )The cure of pride; or, the lesson of humilityR. Sooner or later it will come upon us in all its power.HumiliationIt is with us as with the reeds which grow by the riverside; when the waters overflow, the reed bows its head and bends down, and the flood passes over it without breaking it, after which it uplifts its head and stands erect in all its vigour, rejoicing in renewed life. What a good God I have to go to!(C. )The cure of pride; or, the lesson of humilityR. Zollikofer. Newton, D. D.)God's abhorrence and defiance of the proudT. Newton, D. D.)God's abhorrence and defiance of the proudT. God does not mince words – He hates pride and arrogance (Proverbs 8:13). To Him be all glory, honor, and praise! J. Zollikofer.God gives grace to the humble. My spiritual poverty, then, is my own fault, for the Lord giveth more grace to all who believe for it.2. "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble." Who would wish to be the enemy of God? Manton.God abhors other sinners, but against the proud He professes open defiance and hostility. Turnbull. 1. The fable says that Daedalus made wings for himself and his son, so that they might have the pleasure of flying. 5. Today's Blessing: May the Lord bless you and keep you. God resisteth the proud in destroying their remembrance and cutting off their posterity from the earth for their pride and wickedness. All history echoes the truth that "he setteth himself in array against the proud." He resolved to fly a great deal higher than his father. Some are proud of their strength, which languishing sickness abateth. For the same reason the humble man is more CONTENT WITH THE STATION HE OCCUPIES in the world and in society than he would and could be without the aid of his virtue. 6 But he gives us more grace. The humble man is far more CONTENTED WITH HIS FELLOW CREATURES than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. The humble man is likewise more CONTENTED IN MISFORTUNES OR IN ADVERSITY than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. It would be an evidence that you know nothing of the power of Divine grace in reality, for —"Whoever says, I want no more,Confesses he has none. BRING IT HOME BY SPECIAL APPROPRIATION.1. John Piper (James 3:1) Bite Your Tongue! 5, 6.) The humble man is likewise more CONTENTED IN MISFORTUNES OR IN ADVERSITY than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. There is nothing in the world so profitable to us — nothing that is worth so much — nothing that pays so well as the grace of God. God delighteth to fill up such; they are vessels of a right bore. J. Zollikofer.God gives grace to the humble. Manton.God abhors other sinners, but against the proud He professes open defiance and hostility. He holds them with complacency, often prospers their undertakings, and causes them to find various advantages in this temper of mind so agreeable to Him. So God resisted Simon, the wicked sorcerer and deceiver. Do you think it would pay to have God for an enemy? Here is plenteous redemption! Turnbull. James 4:4-6 (1977-78) The following text is taken from a sermon preached by Gil Rugh, Senior Pastor at Indian Hills Community Church in Lincoln, NE. God is ever on the giving hand. (1)We learn where to obtain the Weapons of our warfare: we must look to Him who gives grace. The humble man is more CONTENTED WITH GOD, with His revelations, commands, ordinances, and dispensations, than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. He giveth new supplies of grace.2. We learn from the Bible that pride is a great sin; and nothing in the world is so dangerous as sin. Since, accordingly, this friendship represents direct opposition to the Divine will, every man who seeks it first and most declares himself by that very act "an enemy of God.". "(William Jay. The humble man is more CONTENTED WITH HIMSELF than he would and could be without the assistance of that virtue. An assurance in prospect of the severe tests of sickness and death.III. ", III. This Expository Sermon Outline, entitled Humble Faith, looks at James 4:1-10 and discusses the causes of conflict and the place of humility. Kings and princes, and persons in high stations, are often proud of the positions they bold. The substance of the Divine promises. There is nothing in the world so profitable to us — nothing that is worth so much — nothing that pays so well as the grace of God. Manton. The greeting of 1:1 is similar to that of James, the Lord’s brother, in Acts 15:23. Spurgeon. whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. HE GIVES US MORE GRACE THAN WE KNOW. Here is plenteous redemption! He knows that as a man he is a frail creature, liable to innumerable accidents, that he has no real claim to an uninterrupted succession of prosperous days and favourable events, and that it is incompatible with the present condition of mankind; and the more sensibly he feels all this, the less is he surprised when such misfortunes actually befal him, if bad and good days alternately succeed in the course of his life.(G. We resist our enemies; and God resists the proud because He regards them as His enemies. If they obtain these places because they are wise and good, it is God who gives them the wisdom and the goodness they have. )But giveth grace unto the humble.Humility a means of contentmentG. Manton. Pride does not only withdraw the heart from God, but lifts it up against God. And if He has given these good things, then it is foolish to be proud of them, But if they get these places without being wise or good, then surely it is still more foolish to be proud of them. My spiritual poverty, then, is my own fault, for the Lord giveth more grace to all who believe for it.2. Who would wish to be the enemy of God? The second reason why we ought not to be proud is because it is UNPROFITABLE. Larger supplies.3. Turnbull.1. Some are proud of beauty, whom God resisteth by sending sickness or other means to hinder and remove that from them. Bat Icarus his son was a proud young man. Other sins are against God's laws, but pride is against God's sovereignty. God resisteth the proud and wicked when He armeth one proud and wicked man against another, and causeth them to destroy one the other, as 2 Chronicles 20:22; Isaiah 49:26; Isaiah 20:2. Now suppose a merchant should give twenty pounds to one of his clerks, and send him out to buy certain things, with directions to come back as soon as he got through, and give an account of how the money had been spent. In that Psalm we read in verse 5, "Yea,they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the gloryof the Lord." I defile every hour, Christ washeth; I fall, grace raiseth me; i come this day, this morning, under the rebuke of justice, but grace pardoneth me; and so it is all along, till grace puts me into heaven. Daedalus was humble-minded, and did not attempt to fly very high. But even this money is not theirs. Him God resisteth by removing him and his riches. He will not share His glory (Isaiah 42:8). Turnbull. Then his wings fell off, and down he fell, head over heels, into the sea. We resist our enemies; and God resists the proud because He regards them as His enemies. Why do so many remain destitute of grace? )HumilityIt seems hard that the very grace said to be the most difficult to acquire should often make those who have won it of least account in the world. The more modest the opinion he has of himself, of his talents, of his merits, the less does he expect any particular respect, reverence, or submission from others; the less does he imagine he has any right to it; the less does he insolently avail himself of any pre-eminence which he really has. Do you think it would pay to have God for an enemy? Manton.Lumps of unrelenting guiltiness are as vessels closed up, and cannot receive grace; humility fitteth a man to receive it, and maketh a man to esteem it. In my case here are multitudes of multiplied redemptions! For ourselves, therefore, let us "fling away ambition" in every form. Some are proud of their strength, which languishing sickness abateth. The humble man is far more CONTENTED WITH HIS FELLOW CREATURES than he would and could be without the aid of this virtue. God resisteth the proud and wicked when He armeth one proud and wicked man against another, and causeth them to destroy one the other, as 2 Chronicles 20:22; Isaiah 49:26; Isaiah 20:2.(R. As the Christian advances in life, he has new duties to perform, new trials to bear, new temptations to encounter. Newton, D. D.I. He giveth more largely as the old nature works more powerfully. God resisteth the proud when He turneth their devices upon their own necks, and maketh them fall into the same mischiefs and snares which they have prepared for others (Esther 7:9).4. When the wings were finished, he fitted them on vein carefully with wax. The more modest the opinion he has of himself, of his talents, of his merits, the less does he expect any particular respect, reverence, or submission from others; the less does he imagine he has any right to it; the less does he insolently avail himself of any pre-eminence which he really has.V. When we puff up with pride, take credit for His work, or refuse to give the thanks He deserves, He sets Himself against us. When the wings were finished, he fitted them on vein carefully with wax. Certainly. And yet, if we feel proud on account of the money we have, this is just what we are doing. 7. This was the sin that turned angels into devils. Some are proud of their power, as Nebuchadnezzar, Senacherib, Antiochus, Pompey, Alexander, and the like, whom God resisteth, partly by taking away life, partly by removing their power, wherein they trusted from them.6. )Continual graceSamuel Rutherford.I have grace every day! J. Zollikofer.God gives grace to the humble. But here it is in James. Daedalus was humble-minded, and did not attempt to fly very high. "He that is down needs fear no fall;He that is low no pride;He that is humble ever shallHave God to be his Guide."(Bunyan.) Zollikofer. Some are proud of their power, as Nebuchadnezzar, Senacherib, Antiochus, Pompey, Alexander, and the like, whom God resisteth, partly by taking away life, partly by removing their power, wherein they trusted from them.6. (2)A promise daily pleaded for others. OBSERVE THE GENERAL TRUTH OF THE TEXT. Not that he imputes to his good qualities, his merits, a higher value than they properly profess, or satisfies himself with any, however low, degree of wisdom and virtue; but he is more contented with himself, inasmuch as he voluntarily submits to the limitations of his nature and his present state, little as it may be in itself and in comparison with what superior beings may be able to do and to enjoy.III. (2)A promise daily pleaded for others. 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