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James 4:4 Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
Like many voices we hear in the Bible, from the prophets to John the Baptist, the author of James has some hard things to say to us and provides us with a good, if difficult, spiritual model.
Thank God for the Jameses of the world. They act as speedbumps for the rest of us who lack their discipline, who are quite cozy with the world and sidle up to temptation with one toe in the fountain of life.
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