The Book of James, Chapter 4

Over the last several months I have had an on-again-off-again personal study of the book of James going. Here are some thoughts I had as I was recently studying James 4:1-4.

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above…” (James 1:16). If what I desire is good, pleasing, and perfect then it will come from above. If I lust after a thing (even if it is an otherwise good thing) the I will have twisted the desire into something evil and ungodly. A Godly wife is a good thing, but to lust after a girl (who may make a good, Godly wife) or to covet another’s is sin.

Lust and covetousness for any thing, pleasure, or possession is sin. And once the thing is gained, it is wholly unsatisfying to the lustful, covetous heart. Ask God for what you need and He will give a good and perfect gift.

Josh H.

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