James 4:1–3 (ESV)
1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
- HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE.
James 4:6–8 (ESV)
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
- PRIDE INCITES OPPOSITION.
- HUMILITY RECEIVES GRACE.
James 4:10 (ESV)
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
- HUMILITY BRINGS PROMOTION
James 4:11–12 (ESV)
11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.
12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, He who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
James 5:9 (ESV)
9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.
James 5:16 (ESV)
16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James 5:19–20 (ESV)
19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,
20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
- SAVED PEOPLE SAVE PEOPLE.