James Chapter 4

Thoughts on James 4:

Cannot be friends with world and God both
Quarrels a result of sinful desires
Humility is needed
Leave judging to God
Don’t presume on tomorrow
Boasting/arrogance are evil
Sin of omission – knows right to do but doesn’t do it

What are our motives when asking God for things?
Theme = > Humility

Righteousness sown in peace (3:18)
Non-peace is due to unrighteousness
To avoid these unruly passions –

  •    Submit to God
  •    Draw near to Him
  •    Resist the devil
  •    Cleanse your hands
  •    Purify your hearts
  •    Mourn over your sins
  •    Humble yourselves
Arrogance and presumption – only God knows future
Judging others – we do the same and so condemn ourselves
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