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Introduction
James keeps digging deeper to show growing maturity in the faith.
From persevering through struggles and dealing with temptations in chapter 1, to mercy over judgment and living out faith in chapter 2, and then deepening wisdom, self-control, and peace making in chapter 3.
Blessed are the peacemakers
Now, in chapter 4 James shows how judging others is really an attempt to stand as judge over God and His law.
He goes right from talking about making peace to “why do you battle each other?”
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At Odds With God
At Odds With God
Truth question with truth question answer.
v.1 Cause of fights = ongoing serious conflicts and fights, quarrels = bitter struggles
v.1 Cause of fights = ongoing serious conflicts and fights, quarrels = bitter struggles
source of outward battles is the inward battles we fight against conflicting desires/lusts
v.2 unmet desires.
Various words used for desires.
Deep lust (of any kind), jealousy.
v.2 unmet desires.
Various words used for desires.
Deep lust (of any kind), jealousy.
unmet desires.
Various words used for desires.
Deep lust (of any kind), jealousy.
When you don’t get what you want then you struggle against each other, but really against not getting, not having, doing without the things desired.
Jesus taught - law says do not murder, but if you hate your brother you murder in your heart
1 anger and hate = murder
anger and hate = murder
anger and hate = murder
anger and hate = murder
Why do you not have?
Don’t ask God for what is really needed or wanted.
v.3 OR – you ask but for the wrong reason – again the evil selfish desire to waste it on self.
(Actually lifting self up and wanting God to serve you.
OR – you ask but for the wrong reason – again the evil selfish desire to waste it on self.
(Actually lifting self up and wanting God to serve you.
v.4 Adulterous people = unfaithful spouse.
Not faithful to the one who loves you, satisfying pleasure outside of marriage.
Adulterous people = unfaithful spouse.
Not faithful to the one who loves you, satisfying pleasure outside of marriage.
Don’t you know?
= another truth question.
You should already know, be aware of…
Friendship = buddy kind of relationship
Different from the idea of being in the world but not of it.
Jesus example of mixing with people to know them and serve them.
Hostility, enmity = moving toward kingdom of the world and away from Kingdom of God.
Enmity = Same root as enemy.
Wants = You choose the world over God making the world your circle of friends and God your enemy.
At odds with God.
Idolatry
v.5 refers to Scripture – most likely as in , do not worship other gods, God is jealous.
His purpose for creating and giving life is communion/fellowship/relationship.
v.5 refers to Scripture – most likely as in , do not worship other gods, God is jealous.
His purpose for creating and giving life is communion/fellowship/relationship.
gives more grace – quotes welcomes humility, allows repentance of the most wicked
v.6 gives more grace – quotes welcomes humility, allows repentance of the most wicked
gives more grace – quotes welcomes humility, allows repentance of the most wicked
The Three Promise Solution
v.7 Submit.
No way to move forward.
Pride prevents spiritual growth and gives the devil a continued stronghold.
Submit.
No way to move forward.
Pride prevents spiritual growth and gives the devil a continued stronghold.
Solution – then or therefore = based on God’s grace to the humble – response is to submit = humble yourself
Not only submitting to God, but repent – turn from, resist the devil (another statement of source)
Promise 1) Submit to God, resist the devil = the devil flees.
Stronghold broken.
v.8 move closer to God, (promise 2) He moves closer to you.
(cut out part b right here)
v.8 move closer to God,
Promise 2) Draw near to God = He moves closer to you.
Rest of v.8, 9. Like clean hands and hearts to approach God.
Rest of v.8, 9. Like clean hands and hearts to approach God.
Rest of v.8, 9. Like clean hands and hearts to approach God.
Why does James tell us to be sorrowful when he just told us to rejoice? 1:1, 1:9-10
Grieve (deep sorrow remember godly sorrow), mourn (grieve for loss), wail or weep (lament brokenness)?
Here he is talking about the depths of our sin, not just the external suffering we go through.
All about true repentance = humility, brokenness over sin.
true confession and turning.
High Definition Commentary quote here – mourning and lament.
Metaphors of mourning and lament move far beyond saying “I’m sorry”—they are external manifestations of an inner attitude.
“I’m sorry” can mean simply I’m sorry I got caught, not necessarily that I feel any genuine remorse for the hurt I have caused.
Lament requires accepting responsibility for the fallout of my behavior and commitment to change to prevent future harm.
v.10 humble before God,
humble before God,
Promise 3) humble before God = God lifts you up – out of the pit and onto the rock.
God restores you, God hears you, God answers prayers that now come from a transformed heart.
God restores you, God hears you, God answers prayers that now come from a transformed heart.
Are you broken over your sin?
Any sin? not just the big ones, but any little sin.
Like the Pharisee and tax collector.
2 examples of lack of humility to prevent
Here Comes The Judge – Whose Law?
v.11 not humble means critical.
Do not speak evil against another.
This is an outworking of judgment in the heart.
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