Don't think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, "The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce desires." a6
But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." 17
So then, submit yourselves to God. Resist the Devil, and he will run away from you.
Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners! Purify your hearts, you hypocrites!
Be sorrowful, cry, and weep; change your laughter into crying, your joy into gloom!
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.