Today’s Scripture Reading: James 4:1-5:20, 1 Timothy, 1:1-2:15
What is causing the quarrels and fights among you(us)? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you (us)?
You (we) want what you (we) don’t have, so you (we) scheme and kill to get it. You (we) are jealous of what others have, but you (we) can’t get it, so you (we) fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you (we) don’t have what you (we) want because you (we) don’t ask God for it. And even when you (we) ask, you (we) don’t get it because your (our) motives are all wrong—you (we) want only what will give you (us) pleasure. —James 4:1-3
Jesus, it sounds like evil desires and impure motives cause the quarrels and fights among us. James wasn’t talking about quarrels and fights with non-believers, he was talking about the church.
Holy Spirit, bind us together with love. Help us to grow in our relationship with You to a point where our motives are Your motives.
In Jesus Name. Amen and Amen!
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-6:10