But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
The fountain of God's grace is not as a little scanty spring in the desert, round which thirsty travellers meet to strive and struggle, muddying the waters with their feet, pushing one another away, lest those waters be drawn dry by others before they come to partake of them themselves; but a mighty, inexhaustible river, on the banks of which all may stand, and of which none may grudge, lest, if others drink largely and freely, there will not remain enough for themselves.
Parallel VersesKJV: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.