"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?" James 4:4-5
Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Every believer should know that wisdom of the world, whatever it is, is against truth. It is earthly, self seeking, proud, envious, sensual and demonic. Even psychology is against the truths of God. While in this tabernacle, always know "the spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy" James 4:5. I’m talking of of principalities and powers of this world; He’s both proud and insubordinate.
Paul says in Romans 7:21-23, "I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." In Verse 24 he then cries, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?"
While in this body, in many things we offend all because the spirit of this world will always want to take the lead. We’re earthly! "For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death" Romans 7:5. Sin, wrought in us all manner of concupiscence.
Here is how you overcome;
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." James 4:7-8.
Wholly, "humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up" (James 4:10) by the Spirit of his dear Son, Jesus Christ. Let wisdom from above continue to humble you.
Anyway, enough for today, you may find this article interesting also - The tongue can no man tame!
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