Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, September 10, 2020

Theme: COMMENTARY ON JAMES CHAPTERS 3 - 5

Text: “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” – James 4:1.

Comment:  Continuing to build on the point he was making on the dangers of carnal-mindedness, Apostle James gives this stinging rebuke to professed Christians who, instead of loving one another and seeking the kingdom interests first, are busy fighting themselves. The concern of the Christian should be how to increase in knowledge, to grow in righteousness through practice of the truth; how to impart the knowledge to others and to use his talents and material endowments to support the work of God in every way. But the one who professes to be seeking the world to come but is intent on building castles and living a life of ease and luxury in this world, is merely trying to do the impossible task of serving two masters.  God will never answer the prayers of greedy people as they want to be rich overnight. “He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.” (Proverbs 28:22) In his letter to the Christians at Galatia, St. Paul stated, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another….” – Galatians 5:14-17.

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