The book of james is about what it means for a christian to live a life of complete trust in god. Pride is often the greatest challenge one will face in his or her life. The origin of wars and contentions, and the wretched lot of those who are engaged in them, james 4. Chapter 4 builds on the end of chapter 3, where james described. Here in chapter 4 the context is the same see notes on 4. James 4 commentary william barclays daily study bible.
We are taught to abandon the friendship of this world, so as to submit and subject ourselves entirely to god v. Some causes of contention, besides those mentioned in the foregoing chapter, and to watch against them v. Its pride that causes man to focus on himself and not god. Study the bible online using commentary on james 4 and more. It is not necessary to apply these verses through james 4. We may either assume that james is quoting from some book now lost which he. Many subjects are handled quickly and succinctly in the book. My goal is to do an accurate exegesis of the epistle, but also to relate it to our christian living. J ames is a book that many of us know random verses from, yet we tend to not really know the book that well. New international commentary on the old testament nicot. James 4 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history. James chapter 4 this is the fourth of five bible study worksheets one for each of the five chapters of the book of james.
The friendship of the world is enmity with god, james 4. Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of god. Part of the reason for this is that james is like proverbs in that many of its verses really stand alone in their content. The chapter also presents a unique aspect of christian ethics. James 4 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available. As james says, it is sin to know the right thing to do, and choose not to do it james 4. In james 4 there is a logical progression throughout the chapter, while still allowing some verses. With some help from douglas moo and his book of james commentary. This is an extension of the same humility that james writes about in this chapter. In this latest bible burst, we look at the book of james niv, chapter 4. All detraction and rash judgment of others are to be. David guzik commentary on james 4, where james emphasizes the humble character of a living faith and of a dependency on god.
Rather than simply not harming others, the bible actually obligates us to actively do what is right. James will treat the problem of riches in the next chapter. James 4 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. Welcome to the fourth of five studies on james chapter 4. Here are cautions against corrupt affections, and love of this world, which is enmity to god. Verses 110 the former chapter speaks of envying one another, as the great spring of.661 783 977 1469 839 1373 309 389 160 40 1471 1178 975 668 1272 1233 1065 714 643 880 1295 46 522 787 99 959 871 984 550 71