Our Journey into the heart of God began with the course Divine vs. Natural Viewpoint. It taught us a truth which is key to begin one’s journey, that is, God and man do not think alike. The critical difference is that God has Christ central to His thoughts and ways, but man excludes God and His Christ from his thinking.
Then our journey continued with Repent or Perish. In that book we learned that since natural man’s thoughts are in opposition to God’s thoughts, man must change in order for God and man to walk together, but natural man has a deep, deep problem! He thinks that he is better than he truly is and that he knows more than he actually knows.
This brings us to our current Key Principle in this book. God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. The humble person admits that he does not know as he ought to know. He has realized that he has nothing within himself to merit the favor of God. This attitude puts the humble man in a unique position to receive God’s grace.
Grace is God at work for us in the person of Jesus Christ, and in us in the person of the Holy Spirit; to do for us what we cannot do for or in ourselves. This grace is the humble man’s abundant provision for deliverance from the penalty, the power, and the presence of sin. Grace also teaches the humble man how to live, and enable him to live to glorify God. Finally, this grace equips and empowers the humble man to serve God and man with his new life from above.