You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.
This is a convicting passage. The world is constantly calling to me/ us - like a siren song. It entices, blinds and deceives us saying that happiness is found here.
There is a careful balance we need to be in the world and not of it.
I think that l/ we get to comfortable with the world.
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.
We are not to judge horizontally - our brothers and sisters.
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them.
James 4:17 NIV
When we try to justify ourselves, this truth comes in and we are left without excuse or hope in ourselves. Our only hope is Christ alone!