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A matter of Choices!
James 4:1-10
Go back to the First love and you will rediscover the nearness of God.
Shared July 9th, 2016
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Main point summary
If things seems not working out check your relationship with God. We need His grace every day. Trying to do it our own way will bring us to dissatisfaction and failure.
James 4:1-10
You know what's the reasons about your relationship with each others?
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?
Because you're still giving way to carnality.
Is it not this, that your passions 1 are y at war within you? 2
You wish for things,
You desire
that are not granted,
and do not have,
that's why you murder.
so you murder.
You desire terribly something
You covet
that you cannot actually have,
and cannot obtain,
so that you end up fighting and quarrelling.
so you fight and quarrel.
The reason why you don't receive,
You do not have,
Because you don't really ask.
because you do not ask.
Even though you ask you don't receive,
You ask and do not receive,
and that's because you ask not for the right reasons,
because you ask z wrongly,
but actually you ask to gratify your flesh only.
to spend it on your passions.
You fool! Have you forgotten that be worldly,
a You adulterous people! 1 Do you not know that friendship with the world
is actually going against God?
is enmity with God?
Saying that, it's implied that if you want to tied up with the world
b Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world
automatically you create a divide with God.
makes himself an enemy of God.
You believe that out of the blue,
Or do you suppose it is to no purpose
the Word of God attest us His strong sense of belonging with the Spirit given us?
that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit c that he has made to dwell in us”?
Yet His love goes beyond,
But d he gives more grace.
and so the Bible tells us that humility before God obtains grace.
Therefore it says, e “God opposes the proud, but d gives grace to the humble.”
Choose the path of submission to God!
Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Stand your ground against the enemy,
f Resist the devil,
and he will run away.
and he will flee from you.
Go back to the First love,
g Draw near to God,
and you will rediscover the nearness of God.
and he will draw near to you.
Do the right thing,
h Cleanse your hands, you sinners,
and renew your heart.
and i purify your hearts, j you double-minded.
Realise your wrongdoing,
k Be wretched
and be sorry for it.
and mourn and weep.
May your lightness for it be changed into repentance,
Let your laughter be turned to mourning
and your superficiality into seriousness.
and your joy to gloom.
Go back to the Lord as a needy person,
l Humble yourselves before the Lord,
and He will establish your path.
and he will exalt you.
First Block: why things don't work out!
Second Block: The reason behind!
Block 3: The way out!
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