But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
It may be a good idea to step back here and remember where James is at in his conversation, so to speak. He is not just rambling mindlessly about submission to God and God’s grace, he is presenting those things as a solution to a problem. James started this chapter with a discussion concerning conflict in the church, and the conversation is not over yet.
He has described conflict as arising from the emotions driven to the surface by unmet desires on the part of church members. There is conflict because these people are not getting what they want; they are not getting what they want because they are wanting incorrectly. They are asking for things simply for their own desires, with no consideration of…
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