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Epistle of James Chapter 4  continued:  


II.  Christians Soiled Within - vs.4

  • A Gross Problem - vs.4a  ...ye adulterers and adulteresses...
  • A Great Problem - vs.4b  ...enmity with God...
  • A Grave Problem - vs.4c   ...is the enemy of God...

III.  Christians Oiled By God - vs.5,6

  • By God's Word - vs.5  ...the scripture...
  • By God's Work - vs.6  ...He giveth more grace... 

Note How God Gains Access To The Believer's Heart:

  1. Humility Before The Lord - vs.6b,7a   ...humble...submit...
  2. Honesty With The Lord - vs.8,9
  3. Honor The Lord - vs.10-17       

a.  Honor The Lord With Your Mouth - vs.11,12

b.  Honor The Lord With Your Motive - vs.13,17

God's perspective on life is the driving instinct of the Believer and will always stimulate affection for an unswerving love for the Word of God. Only Christians who acknowledge their life is Jesus Christ will fervently and faithfully abide as committed doers of the Word and cannot be displaced by another kind of usefulness.

Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger  

​​Epistle of James Chapter Four.   Chapter four highlights the strife and division that is so common among Christians that ultimately stem from unsatisfied and discontented prideful hearts.  Their thinking is preoccupied with worldly intentions that are contrary to the will of GodSimply put:  James is telling them... they need a brain washing.

I.  Christians Boiling Within - vs.1 

  • Condition of Wrath - vs.1a  ...from whence come wars...
  • Contention With Wrath - vs.1b   ...fighting's among you...
  • Conception of Wrath - vs.1c   ...come they not hence... lust... in your members...

II.  Christians Toiling Without - vs.2,3

  • Without Holy Pleasure - vs.2a  ...Ye lust, and ye have not...
  • Without Holy Passion - vs.2b  ...ye kill...
  • Without Holy Persistence - vs.2c  ...and desire to have...
  • Without Holy Prayers - vs.2d,3
  1. The Petition - vs.3a  ...Ye ask...
  2. The Problem - vs.3b   ...and receive not...
  3. The Perversion - vs.3c   ...ye ask amiss...
  4. The Purpose - vs.3d  ...that ye may consume it upon your lust...