Chapter 4
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Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don't they come from your pleasures that war in your members?
002
You lust, and don't have. You kill, covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask.
003
You ask, and don't receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.
004
You adulteresses and adulterers, don't you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes herself an enemy of God.
005
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?
006
But she gives more grace. Therefore it says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
007
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and she will flee from you.
008
Draw near to God, and she will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
009
Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
010
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Domina, and she will exalt you.
011
Don't speak against one another, sisters. She who speaks against a sister and judges her sister, speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge.
012
Only one is the lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge another?
013
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."
014
Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.
015
For you ought to say, "If the Domina wills, we will both live, and do this or that."
016
But now you glory in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.
017
To her therefore who knows to do good, and doesn't do it, to her it is sin.