What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:1-3 New International Version
Why do people fight?
It is because they are greedy and want their own way.
When they can not get it they become mean, spiteful and cruel. They want to punish you because they cannot get what they want. They pull hissy fits like the spoiled child in the store who screams and falls to the floor kicking their arms and legs in the air because momma will not buy them that candy bar.
Many times they do the same thing to God when He will not give them what they desire.
They say I will not go to church or give my alms or serve You until You give me what I desire.
How many times have people said:” God if You do this for me, I will do this for You.”
When God blesses them they refuse to do as they promised God.
What they do not understand is that what they ask for may not be good for them.
It is like the boy who prayed to God to have a beautiful girl become his girlfriend. After a month he prays “Please God get this girl away from me.”
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for not giving me some things I greedily asked for that were not good for me. Please give me a heart like my beloved Jesus to look for the best gift of all, a loving relationship with You. I ask in my best friends name Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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