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James 4:1

James 4:1

Having just delivered an important paragraph about the qualities of being of a peacemaker.. where sowing in peace is the key to raising a harvest of righteousness, James dives headlong, into a stinging treaties on the detrimental effects of fights, quarrels, lust, hate, envy and pride, within the body of Christ.

The wise man is the one that pursues peace, and speaks the truth in love, while the tragedy of those who wallow in read more...

James 4:2

James 4:2

So much in scripture points to right thinking and aligning our will to the will of God, which is an important key to living a victorious and contented life in this world, while at the same time laying up for ourselves treasure in heaven, in the life to come. If the desires of our heart reflect those of the Father, they will be good and wholesome, wise and pure but too often the old sin nature causes the lust of the flesh and the pride of life to rear its ugly read more...

James 4:4

James 4:4

These are pretty tough words for any believer to receive from an author of the God-breathed scriptures but nonetheless they are contained within the canon of holy writ and need to be explored with an open heart, that is not hiding behind a self-righteous exterior.

James the brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, like the apostle Peter, had a ministry to Jewish believers in Christ – in the early church, and this epistle is addressed read more...

James 4:5

James 4:5

We are called into the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, but too often there is strife and acrimony among believers and feuds between Christian workers or groups of believers. James identifies the cause of conflict as being pride and self-elevation - or a desire to excel in the midst of one's brothers and sisters in Christ.. or the thrill of worldly applause.

This is not how the body of Christ should function for it read more...

James 4:6

James 4:6

James desires to get some important truths across to his fellow-Christians. He seeks to warn us against favouritism; to remind us of the dangers of an unruly tongue; to encourage us to seek wisdom from the Lord; to avoid the devastating danger of pride, which manifest itself in covetous cravings and evil desires and to remember that Scripture teaches that the indwelling Spirit of God yearns over each of us with a godly jealousy – that desires that we walk in read more...

James 4:7

James 4:7

As Christians we are not under law but under grace. As God's children, who are saved by grace through faith in Christ, we can walk in spirit and truth OR we can live our life in the lust of the flesh. We can yield to the work of the Holy Spirit within OR we can submit to the evil influences of Satan.

As believers we can allow sin to rule and reign in our mortal body and give in to the sinful desires of our fleshly nature OR we read more...

James 4:8

James 4:8

Christians are eternally united to Christ by faith, but sin is a barrier that fractures a believer’s relationship with God. Just as it is sin that separates an unbeliever from union with our Lord… so sin causes broken fellowship between a believer and God. When a believer’s fellowship with God has been broken, it will remain fractured until we confess our wrong doing with a sincere heart, for God is faithful and just to forgive His children read more...

James 4:9

James 4:9

In a few consecutive verses, James fires a series of short, sharp instructions on how to live a victorious Christian life. A number of his commands are linked together with contrasting concepts, which unite to teach valuable lessons. Submit to God. Resist the devil. Draw near the Lord. Cleanse your hands. Purify your hearts. Lament, mourn read more...

James 4:10

James 4:10

Not only is salvation given to all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as a free gift of God's grace, but His ongoing favour is readily available to every believer, as we journey along the path of life.

Having been born again of the Spirit, we are called to trust in the Lord with all our heart, and we also have a biblical responsibility to walk in His ways and humble ourselves before His face, as outlined in the epistle of read more...

James 4:17

James 4:17

The Word of God is not only our plumb-line for truth, but also should be our handbook for life and living. All scripture has been written for our learning, but the new testament epistles give specific guidance and instruction on living the Christian life, in this Church dispensation.

God has given us all we need for life and godliness, and we have been given the holy Scriptures, which provide clear teaching on how to walk in spirit and truth, and why read more...