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
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.