Sunday Scripture – Friendship

Friendship

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
envies intensely?

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

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*James, the actual half-brother of Jesus,
is quoting, here from the
Proverbs, chapter 3, verse 34.

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9 thoughts on “Sunday Scripture – Friendship

  1. iamnotshe says:

    Huh? As usual … friendship and love make me feel close to God.

    Ok, my interp would be … we love humans, but forgive their flaws, we cannot judge, we can love, and God will watch over us and handle flaws and stupid human tricks 😉

    • katharinetrauger says:

      I think this means we should demonstrate love to people, yes, but not to love their ways, if their ways are wrong. If a person is harming himself or others, we should not “get into it” and copy them or go with them, just because we are trying to be kind to them.

  2. Jarm Del Boccio says:

    I love your Sunday Scripture concept, Katharine! Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’d like to follow you by RSS feed, but, I’ll need to figure it out. Blessings on your blogging ministry…

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