As I sat down to write the Victory for this week, I had to chuckle at my own verse division. I thought, “why on earth did I choose to break the verse there?” But I trust the Lord knew all that when I set up the year’s verses. Let’s rely on the commentary to help this week.
James 1:9 Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, (NKJV)
James 1:9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. (NIV)
James 1:9 When down-and-outers get a break, cheer! (The Message)
“glory. The word refers to the boasting of a privilege or possession; it is the joy of the legitimate pride. Although having nothing in this world, the poor believer can rejoice in his high spiritual standing before God by grace and the hope which that brings (cf. Rom. 8:17, 18; 1 Peter 1:4) [The MacArthur Bible Commentary by John Mac Arthur, pg. 1882]
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.