Finding Grace

Somewhere between the boldness that is based on our relationship with Jesus and the humility that is based on what that relationship cost Him, we will find all of the grace – the power to live, the power of provision and protection – that we need to successfully be His people in the earth.

Therefore since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens—Jesus the Son of God—let us hold fast to the confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.

(Hebrews 4:14-16 Holman Christian Standard Bible®©)

But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says:

 God resists the proud,

but gives grace to the humble.

Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people! Be miserable and mourn and weep. Your laughter must change to mourning and your joy to sorrow. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.

(James 4:6-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible®©)