In verses 1-5, James describes our bent to leave the Lord and pursue our selfish desires by befriending the world. Friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God, it is a direct rebellion and a position that states you do not trust that God is for your ultimate good. What amazes me is God’s response to our betrayal, “He gives more grace.” God’s grace is always greater than our sin and it is not even close. Grace blows sin out of the water, it crosses the finish line, goes home, takes a shower, changes, eats a sandwich, and then sin crosses the finish line.
When we fully grasp God’s grace, it changes us to our core. We are no longer proud people, rather we humble ourselves before a righteous God who is rich in grace. Words cannot fully express the greatness of our God!
For the King,
Pastor Daniel Batistelli