Submit Yourselves to God
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? SCode Rom 7:23 1Pet 2:11
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. SCode 1Jn 5:14
You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. SCode Isa 54:5 Jer 2:2 Mt 6:24 Jn 15:19 1Jn 2:15
Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? SCode 1Cor 6:19 2Cor 6:16
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." SCode Pro 3:34 Isa 54:7~8 Mt 13:12 1Pet 5:5
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. SCode Eph 6:11 Eph 4:27 1Pet 5:8~9
Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. SCode 2Chr 15:2 Isa 1:16 Jer 4:14 Lam 3:57 Zech 1:3 Mal 3:7 Lk 15:20 Jas 1:8
Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. SCode Mt 5:4
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. SCode Isa 57:15 Mt 23:12 Lk 1:52 Jas 4:6
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. SCode Mt 7:1 2Cor 12:20 Jas 5:9 1Pet 2:1
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you - who are you to judge your neighbor? SCode Isa 33:22 Mt 10:28 Rom 14:4 Jas 5:9
Boasting About Tomorrow
Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." SCode Pro 27:1 Lk 12:18~20
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. SCode Job 7:7 Psa 102:3
Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that." SCode Act 18:21
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. SCode 1Cor 5:6
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. SCode Lk 12:47~48 Jn 9:41 2Pet 2:21
NIV Footnotes
  1. 4:4 An allusion to covenant unfaithfulness; see Hosea 3:1.
  2. 4:5 Or that the spirit he caused to dwell in us envies intensely; or that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously
  3. 4:6 Prov. 3:34
  4. 4:11 The Greek word for brother or sister (adelphos) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family.