Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
What does it mean to “Resist The Devil”? Temptation, curiosity, lust, greed, these are all weapons Satan uses to control you. We must resist these traps before they become chains to us.
Adam and Eve knew about the “Forbidden Fruit” and the consequences that came with it, but temptation and curiosity got the best of them. When you are vulnerable submit yourself to God and he will make you strong
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8
God is a just, therefore if you don’t want to come to him he won’t come to you. It’s only be your free will if you choose God. But know this “Everyone who calls on the name of The Lord will be saved”
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:9-10
But Sin is fun, why be obedient to God when we can have fun now? Because your Sin will only last a season and leads to your destruction. You need to decide are you living for the moment or are you living for eternity?
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you–who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:11-12
While it might seem fun and harmless to gossip and slander other people, know this “ Those who judge shall be judged” If your going to expose someone else’s sin then be prepared to be accountable for your own sins.
Just as when the Jews were going to stone the prostitute, Jesus said “Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone” Jesus is the only Judge, Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you in Jesus Name Amen