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H. Dealing with pleasures, the world, and the devil 4:1-10
James 4 :1 4:1 Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Are they not from this, from your 1apleasures that bwar in your members?
James 4 :2 4:2 You 1alust and do not have; you bmurder and are cjealous and are not able to obtain; you fight and make war. You do not have because you do not ask;
James 4 :3 4:3 You aask and do not receive because you ask evilly that you may spend it on your bpleasures.
James 4 :4 4:4 1aAdulteresses, do you not know that the 2friendship of the 3bworld is enmity with God? Therefore whoever determines to be a cfriend of the world is constituted an 4enemy of God.
James 4 :5 4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain:"The 1Spirit, whom He has caused to 2adwell in us, longs to envy''?
James 4 :6 4:6 But He gives agreater grace; therefore 1it says, 2"God resists the 3bproud but gives grace to the chumble.''
James 4 :7 4:7 1Be subject therefore to God; but 2awithstand the 3bdevil, and he will flee from you.
James 4 :8 4:8 aDraw near to God, and He will bdraw near to you. cCleanse your hands, sinners, and dpurify your hearts, you 1double-souled!
James 4 :9 4:9 1Endure amisery and bmourn and cweep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into dejection.
James 4 :10 4:10 1Be ahumbled before the Lord, and He will bexalt you.
I. Not speaking against the brothers 4:11-12
James 4 :11 4:11 Do not speak against aone another, brothers. He who speaks against a brother or bjudges his brother speaks against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a 1cdoer of the law but a judge.
James 4 :12 4:12 One is aLawgiver and bJudge, who is able to save and cdestroy. But who are you who djudge your neighbor?
J. Confiding not in self-will but in the Lord 4:13-17
James 4 :13 4:13 Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we 1will go into this or that city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit;
James 4 :14 4:14 Whereas you do not know the matter of atomorrow, what your blife will be; for you are a 1cvapor, which appears for a little while and then disappears.
James 4 :15 4:15 Instead you ought to say, If the Lord awills, we will both live and do this or that.
James 4 :16 4:16 But now you aboast in your 1arrogance; all such boasting is evil.
James 4 :17 4:17 1Therefore to him who aknows to do good and does not do it, to him it is bsin.
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