James 4:1 – What Causes Fights?

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 40:28‐41:26, James 4:1‐17, Psalm 118:19‐29, Proverbs 28:3‐5

Context: James warns against worldliness.

James 4:1 “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”


  • What causes quarrels and fights?
    • Your passions (pleasures)
      • Are at war within you (in your body)

Apply: I must find my fault first (Matthew 7) when I am in conflict.  I need to ask: Am I seeking my own passions/pleasure or God’s desires?

Are you currently involved in any quarrels or fights?  Can you see your passions at war within you?


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