Sunday Scripture – Friendship


You adulterous people,

don’t you know that friendship with the world
is hatred toward God?

Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world
becomes an enemy of God.

Or do you think Scripture says without reason
that the spirit he caused to live in us
envies intensely?

But he gives us more grace.

That is why Scripture says:

“God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble.”*

— James 4:4-6


*James, the actual half-brother of Jesus,
is quoting, here from the
Proverbs, chapter 3, verse 34.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

9 thoughts on “Sunday Scripture – Friendship

  1. Huh? As usual … friendship and love make me feel close to God.

    Ok, my interp would be … we love humans, but forgive their flaws, we cannot judge, we can love, and God will watch over us and handle flaws and stupid human tricks 😉

    1. I think this means we should demonstrate love to people, yes, but not to love their ways, if their ways are wrong. If a person is harming himself or others, we should not “get into it” and copy them or go with them, just because we are trying to be kind to them.

  2. I love your Sunday Scripture concept, Katharine! Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’d like to follow you by RSS feed, but, I’ll need to figure it out. Blessings on your blogging ministry…

      1. I receive tons of email each day, so I would prefer getting it through google groups or RSS feed, so I can have the blog posts all in one place…hey, I think I’ve found it…at the top of this blog, there is a “follow” button…hurrah!!

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