COMPETING DESIRES AND FIGHTS


What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 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.” – (Jam 4:1-2)

Unfortunately as Christians we aren’t perfect, yet. Because of this, we tend to fight and argue on a seemingly daily basis and many times on foolish things.

Those who don’t want anything to do with the church will accuse Christians of failure. They have a hard time seeing Jesus or the church as loving when the people who are a part of it don’t even get along.

We aren’t known by our love as Jesus said we should be (John 13:35). We should each read James 4:1-2 humbly to see why we are fighting.

The reason we fight is because of the competing desires inside of us. It is our desires that are causing the problems. Instead of blaming somebody else for starting the fight, look inside yourself and see if it is you who is really the problem.

It can be hard to admit our arrogance and pride. If we do this more, we will stop worrying about ourselves so often and love each other more as true disciples of Jesus.

We need to examine our motives that lead to disputes and see our responsibility.
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© Wisdom from Above 2021
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
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Day’s Prayer Emphasis
Today we commit to pray for Mission work in all the world. The Missioners and their families. Resources to do ministry and for their upkeep. Pray for the unreached corners that God will raise more labourers.
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TODAY’S BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Day 154 – Job 31-34

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