More Grace, More Favor
God’s grace is awesome! It is everything that God is and has, available to us on an unearned, undeserved basis. Without God’s grace we would be hopeless. God has extended His grace toward every single person (Titus 2:11) but you have to accept it by putting faith in God’s grace (Eph. 2:8).
But he giveth more grace.If you can have more grace, then you can have less grace. Actually, when you get born again you receive all the grace of God you will ever need, but you can get more grace operative in your life, and likewise, you can have less grace working in your life.
God resisteth the proud but giveth grace unto the humble. So the key to operating in more grace is humility.I know humility isn’t most people’s favorite topic. That’s because most people think humility is weakness and low self-esteem and timidity. Moses was the meekest man on the planet (Num. 12:3), and look what the Lord did through him. Even Jesus said He was “meek and lowly in heart” (Matt. 11:29). There is a direct connection between humility and how much of God’s grace flows through us.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.This verse is often taken by itself which isn’t wrong, but it’s incomplete. Peter went on to say in 1 Peter 5:6–7,
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.