This is a subsidiary post of Humility or Pride.
The humble receive from God. The proud don’t. Let us take note.
James 1:21 – Note the directive: “in humility receive…”
James 4:6 – And then there is James 4:6 KJV and James 4:6 HCSB, which both use the word “resist” in place of “oppose.” Same meaning, of course, but know these translations can add some texture to our understanding. Whether it is “oppose” or “resist,” the point is that the proud are not going to receive their requests from God.