5 Or do you suppose that scripture is meaningless? Doesn't God long for our faithfulness in the life he has given to us?
6 But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.
7 Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
8 Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9 Cry out in sorrow, mourn, and weep! Let your laughter become mourning and your joy become sadness.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.