You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:4–6, ESV)
Have you ever noticed that the Bible sometimes uses strong language? I realize that's quite an understatement, but consider these passages:
How do I know if I'm guilty of this? One simple and easy way is to ask two questions:
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