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James Chapter 4:1-6

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:1-6
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What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
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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.
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You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
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You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
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Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
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But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
  1. Where do wars and fightscomefrom among you?
    James 4:1
    What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?
  2. Why do you not have?
    James 4:2
    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. Why do people ask with wrong motives?
    James 4:3
    You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.
  4. What is friendship with the world?
    James 4:4
    You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  5. If you make yourself a friend of the world, who do you make yourself an enemy with?
    James 4:4
    You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  6. What does the Scripture say about this?
    James 4:5
    Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
  7. Who does God resist?
    James 4:6
    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
  8. Who does God give grace to?
    James 4:6
    But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

James Chapter 4:7-10

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7-10
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Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
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Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
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Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
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Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
  1. Who are you to submit to?
    James 4:7
    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  2. Why are you to resist the devil?
    James 4:7
    Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
  3. If you draw near to God, what will He do?
    James 4:8
    Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
  4. What should you cleans and purify?
    James 4:8
    Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
  5. What are people who do not do this?
    James 4:8
    Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
  6. What should proud people do?
    James 4:9
    Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
  7. If you humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, what will He do to you?
    James 4:10
    Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

James Chapter 4:11-12

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.

James 4:11-12
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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.
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There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
  1. How are we not to speak?
    James 4:11
    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.
  2. If a man speaks evil and judges his brother, what is he doing to the law?
    James 4:11
    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.
  3. If you judge the law, what are you doing?
    James 4:11
    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.
  4. What is the one lawmaker able to do?
    James 4:12
    There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
  5. Should you judge another?
    James 4:12
    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 Chapter 4:13-17

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.

James 4:13-17
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Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—
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yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
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Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
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As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
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So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
  1. Why should you not say you are going to do such and such and make a profit?
    James 4:13-14
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    Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—
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    yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
  2. What should you say instead?
    James 4:15
    Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”
  3. What is boasting in your heart?
    James 4:16
    As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
  4. What is it for him to knows to do good, and does not do it?
    James 4:17
    So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.