Our human side,( flesh), is filled with envy. However; God's grace is all we need to stand against our selfish desires!
We must humble ourselves before God!! Pride will never get His attention ! In fact, God is extremely opposed to pride. When we humble ourselves quietly before Him as we pour out our petitions; He releases His favor on us!!
God ,clearly, states that we are to humble ourselves before Him, resisting the devil, then he WILL (not maybe, possibly, or hopefully) HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU!!! I don't know about you, but that just aim out old FANS MY FIRE!! It stirs my spirit up & whether people look at me crazy or not, I just have to SHOUT!! God has given me a set of keys, if you will. I must use each of them to travel on my journey with Him! HUMBLE MYSELF BEFORE HIM, RESIST THE DEVIL, SEEK HIM, ALIGN MY DESIRES TO HIS DESIRES, CRUCIFY SELF DAILY (if you're like me it could mean crucifying self a million times each & every day) & Satan WILL FLEE FROM YOU! He has no choice in the matter at that point !
God closes out by reminding us that we can't serve two gods. Loyalties MUST lie with Him & ONLY HIM!!!! Draw close to God & God will draw close to you!
Being humble is a life style. It's our choice. As The Father closes out His words, (directions ), to us; He sums it all up in one statement! "HUMBLE YOURSELVES BEFORE THE LORD, AND HE WILL LIFT YOU UP!"
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