Do you quarrel, argue and fight too frequently with family, co-workers or neighbors? Would you like to stop?
Here are some potent verses from the book of James to get you thinking about where the real healing needs to take place.
“What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?
“You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
“And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” James,NLT.
Chapter 4 in James goes on to explain that love for the world and for the things of the world puts us at odds with our neighbor, and that a deeper love of God and of being God’s representative, will dissolve those points of contention and restore peace to our lives.
God readily gives us all the good we could ever hope for or possess. No mortal can deprive us of it. We don’t have to fight for it. It’s a gift.
Are you in a proper state of mind to receive it?