Submit Yourselves To God
“God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Submit yourself therefore to God.” (James 4:6-7)
The way to overcome pride and defeat the spirit of envy, strife, and contention is to SUBMIT YOURSELVES TO GOD.
- 1) To His will regarding gifts, natural or spiritual.
- 2) To leave it to God to make us what He would have us to be.
- 3) To leave it to God to prosper or empty us.
- 4) To leave it to God to honour or humiliate us.
Resist thoughts of envy, jealousy, covetousness, and fretting, and submit yourselves to God. Our LORD is mindful of our needs and will supply (Philippians 4:19).
Henry Mahan – 1987