THE OFFER OF GRACE
Max Lucado, pastor and author wrote,
“When the mighty fall, the fall is mighty. One minute King Nebuchadnezzar was on the cover of Time magazine. The next, he was banished like a creature and munching on grass. We are left with a lesson: God hates pride.
God resists the proud because the proud resist God. Arrogance stiffens the knee so it will not kneel, hardens the heart so it will not admit to sin. The heart of pride never confesses, never repents, and never feels the need for forgiveness. Pride not only prevents reconciliation with God; it prevents reconciliation with people. How many apologies have gone unoffered due to the lack of humility?
Pride comes at a high price, my friend. Don’t pay it. Choose instead to stand on the offer of grace. “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5 NKJV).
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Jesus