James Chapter 4
Verse 6 But he giveth greater grace - To all who shun those tempers.
Therefore it - The scripture. Saith, God resisteth the proud - And pride
is the great root of all unkind affections. Prov 3:34 7 Therefore by humbly
submitting yourselves to God, resist the devil - The father of pride and
8 Then draw nigh to God in prayer, and he will draw nigh unto you, will
hear you; which that nothing may hinder, cleanse your hands - Cease from
doing evil. And purify your hearts - From all spiritual adultery. Be no
more double minded, vainly endeavouring to serve both God and mammon.
9 Be afflicted - For your past unfaithfulness to God.
11 Speak not evil one of another - This is a grand hinderance of peace.
O who is sufficiently aware of it! He that speaketh evil of another does
in effect speak evil of the law, which so strongly prohibits it. Thou art
not a doer of the law, but a judge - Of it; thou settest thyself above,
and as it were condemnest, it.