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Therefore Stop Chasing the World and Submit to God Part I

Bible Verse James 4:4-7

Adulterers and adulteresses Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Commentary:

James now gets tough with our fascination and love affair with the world. He plainly tells us to stop our love affair with the world and to submit to God. It's very important we not get offended. Rather, we take the time to truly understand the terms James is using in these passages, and how they affect our relationship with God. James purposely uses the words adulterer and adulteresses. Though he is not talking in the physical sense, rather he is speaking in the spiritual sense. He does so because these terms best show us, how God feels when Christians try to live with one foot in God's kingdom, and one foot in a fallen world. A world influenced by Satan. When the children of God chase after the things of the world, ignoring God's word, ignoring the promptings and guidance of the Holy Spirit, God is deeply hurt.

When we treat obedience to God's commandments, which are written on our hearts as unnecessary, we are committing spiritual adultery in God's eyes! Moreover, this is no small matter with God. We mustn't forget how the nation of Israel went into exile for the very same thing. This activity affects the quality of our lives, our ministries, our families as well as the quality of our spiritual walk with God. When we who claim to be followers of Jesus, and therefore children of God, purposely leave God to chase after the world. A world which is under the influence of the one Paul calls, "the prince of the power of the air" who is Satan, we are showing infidelity and enmity toward God. And this critically affects our relationship with God. And leave us no doubt as to the severity of such actions. James tells us that any Christians who do so, make themselves enemies of God. This is because they are exercising a behavior which is displayed by those who hate God.

Therefore Stop Chasing the World and Submit to God Part II

Bible Verse James 4:4-7

Adulterers and adulteresses Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Commentary:

The next passage has always been considered difficult to properly translate by Bible scholars without careful consideration. Not because it leaves any ambiguity as to the changes we need to make in our behavior. But because it creates a situation that can be viewed from two different perspectives. We can either view the next passage from God's perspective or from mankind's perspective. However, regardless of which interpretation we use, the conclusion is the same. The problem stems from the particular Greek words James uses in the passage when he tells us, "the Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously." The problem is the words used for "yearns" and "jealously" have both a positive and negative connotations. Moreover the word for "spirit" is neutral and can refer to either the human spirit or the Holy Spirit who is God. And that creates the confusion, however, either interpretation has the same conclusion.

If it's our human spirit James is referring to, then the passage means our sin-nature lusts and yearns inside of us for the wickedness of the world. If it refers to the Holy Spirit, then it means the Holy Spirit who indwells all believers yearns jealously for our souls. Neither interpretation is really wrong because the conclusion is the same. That is our war is against the sin-nature which resides in our hearts, in addition, we war against the wickedness of the fallen world we live in. But despite this God's grace is greater! And the Lord will give us sufficient grace, as we need it to overcome sin. In other words, God, will continuously provide the grace we need at the time we need it to overcome sin, if we trust in Him. Therefore, through the power of God in our lives as a result of our faith in Jesus, we have what we need to overcome sin. Therefore, we are to stop chasing after a fallen world and submit to God, and Satan will flee from us!

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

In God's Word there is Wisdom

Proverbs 14:33-34

Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known. Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.

A Wise Servant Does Well

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a wise servant; But his wrath is against him who causes shame.

Cast Our Burdens on Christ

Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Our Glory is in the Lord

Psalm 8:1,3-4

O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens... When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?

Jesus Love is Displayed on the Cross

John 13:1

When Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

Stay Firm in Jesus

Hebrews 3:12-14

Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end.

Strive to Know Christ and His Word

1st Timothy 4:1-2

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.

The Gospel of Grace

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Keeping Ourselves in Christ

Jude 1:20-21, 24-25

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.