Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us1 envies intensely?a6
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."b27
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil,3 and he will flee from you.
Come near to God and he will come near to you.4 Wash your hands,5 you sinners, and purify your hearts,6 you double-minded.79
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.810
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.9