Amen! We deeply have to search within ourselves what could be rooted in us that could hold us back from God’s best. The day of Atonement is coming up and I think it would be best for all believers to begin to search their hearts and souls and to make sure that they are right with God. We are weak vessels and we need God deeply because without him, we are nothing but lost sheep. Great post! It spoke directly to me! God bless you.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Keep in mind the context of these verses, for they fall within a passage that began at 4:1 and that runs through 4:12. So far, James has talked about how we quarrel among ourselves because we have an internal conflict going on in our minds. Then he discussed how we create enmity with God by holding on to the ways of this world, and now he tells us how to “fix” the situation, to bring about a cease-fire in our own heads, stop fighting among ourselves and…
View original post 367 more words