Humility Before Grace

Humility and grace go hand in hand. It takes humility to admit you are a sinner, and grace to lift your head from shame. When humility knocks for God, grace opens the door. Humility empties the heart of dirt, and grace fills it up with holiness and blessing. Humility puts others first, grace overlooks on days you forget. Humility and grace are like conjoined twins – one can’t survive without the other. So if you’re looking for grace, call on humility, and grace won’t be far behind.

God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10 NIV)

Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

He adorns the humble with salvation. (Psalm 149:4 CSB)

All of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. (I Peter 5:5 CSB)

Lord, humbling myself is sometimes a moment-by-moment thing – pride keeps knocking. But I humble myself now. I want to see the full extent of Your grace in my life. Amen.

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Grace & Gratitude by Shanna Noel and Lisa Stilwell. If you are enjoying this series, consider purchasing a copy of this book to bless someone that could use daily words of encouragement. Shop all DaySpring Books and Devotionals.