Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that make war inside you. You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God. Or when you ask, you don’t receive anything, because the reason you ask is wrong. You only want to use it for your own pleasure. You people are not faithful to God! You should know that loving what the world has is the same as hating God. So anyone who wants to be friends with this evil world becomes God’s enemy. Do you think the Scriptures mean nothing? The Scriptures say, “The Spirit God made to live in us wants us only for himself.” But the kindness God shows is greater. As the Scripture says, “God is against the proud, but he is kind to the humble.” So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil, and he will run away from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. You are sinners, so clean sin out of your lives. You are trying to follow God and the world at the same time. Make your thinking pure. Be sad, be sorry, and cry! Change your laughter into crying. Change your joy into sadness.
-James 4:1-9 ERV❤️
Through my daily experiences I see that people pick what they think is “right” and live by that. Right in quotations because everyone lives by their own morals and don’t lean on the bible for guidance and what is equally right.
I was in the world. I know what it’s like. I was so blinded for so long on what is right, and now what some might call “radical”, to a believer, is called a Holy life by God’s ways. And I love it. I feel clean, happy, (more) protected in every sense and just overall GOOD. That’s the power of God’s joy that I never knew about, and that many might never know because they simply don’t get themselves there. That makes me SO sad! My own family might never get there. As many other worldly people.
The bible is the truth.
It is guidance.
It is life and I won’t ever be dragged back to my ways.