The Exaltation of Humility

Despite the natural, unbelieving, worldly hearts of men, God nevertheless gives greater grace; but He does not give it to His proud and ungodly enemies. The only ray of hope in man’s spiritual darkness is the sovereign grace of God, which alone can rescue man from his propensity to lust after evil things. Through God’s grace and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, men and women are to shun pride and to submit humbly to God’s authority, when they do, God exalts them; this is the exact opposite of the world’s behavior. For the believer the way up is down. The lowly, humble one is lifted up by God.