Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn't God long for our faithfulness in the life he has given to us?
But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.
Therefore, submit 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 double-minded.
Cry out in sorrow, mourn, and weep! Let your laughter become mourning and your joy become sadness.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.