James 4:1-10 - Quarrels and Judgment
- Why do people fight argue and disagree?
- What are the criteria by which we should evaluate ourselves and other believers?
- What is lust? – Matthew 5:28, 1 John 2:16, Mark 4:19 (desires for other things), John 8:44 (desires), Romans 6:12, Romans 7:7-8 (coveting), Colossians 3:5 (evil desires), 2 Timothy 4:3 (desires), Titus 2:12 (desires)
- What is murder? – Matthew 5:21-22, James 5:4-6
- What is envy? – James 4:5 (jealousy)
- How is envy different from lust?
- How do we evaluate our own motives?
- Should we evaluate the motives of others? If not, why? If so, how?
- How is friendship with the world hostility toward God?
- Does this mean that we should not be friends with non-Christians?
- If envy is bad, why is God’s jealousy good?
- BUT refers to friendship with the world. Why do we need greater grace if we are not going to seek friendship with the world?
- How is friendship with the world a form of pride?
- How do we become friends with God?
- What prevents us getting closer to God (verse 8b)?
- Does God want us to be miserable? Then why does verse 9 say what it does?