Passage: James 4:1~10  

Key verse: 7

People fight and quarrel. It is a fact of life. But why does it happen? We fight and quarrel because we think we are right and the other person is wrong. But in truth, we fight and quarrel because of evil desires that are within us. Our evil, covetous desires cause us to envy, quarrel and even kill each other. Evil desires cause the hoarding of wealth. We want because we do not come to God and seek him. But when we do come to God and ask we must have right motives, or we will not receive. Wrong motives mean friendship with the world. If we want to spend what we have on ourselves, that is wrong motives. Right motives mean friendship with God. It is using our wealth for Godly means.

Even though we do not seek God, he is gracious to us. He opposes the proud but shows favor to those who humble themselves. So, what should we do? We should submit to God and not to the devil. When we submit to God, he will come near to us and lift us up and show us his grace.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your grace. Help me to repent my selfish desires and humble myself and seek you wholeheartedly.

One Word: Submit yourself to God