James 4:4-5

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  1. James 4:4-5 King James Version (KJV)
    4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

    5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?


    James 4:4-5 New Life Version (NLV)


    4 You are as wives and husbands who are not faithful in marriage and do sex sins. Do you not know that to love the sinful things of the world and to be a friend to them is to be against God? Yes, I say it again, if you are a friend of the world, you are against God. 5 Do you think the Holy Writings mean nothing when they said, “The Holy Spirit Whom God has given to live in us has a strong desire for us to be faithful to Him”?



    New Life Version (NLV) Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International



    These are my thoughts, please share yours.


    4 We have to loyal to God. We can’t love this world and love God. While we may love the blessings of this world that God may give us we can’t love anything more then God or long to be blessed here more then eternity. We our foreigners here, we are meant to be in heaven because we have that as believers, we shouldn’t want the world but want more fellowship with the Lord and to please Him, this will cause division with us and the world.


    5 We have the Holy Spirit in us, we are to strive daily to be more and more like God. Earthly blessings are not in them self is sinful but never should they become idols that hinder our walk with the Lord. We are to live for God and everything He wants of us.
     
    Peter Luke and Fish Catcher Jim say Amen and like this.
  2. An added viewpoint.
    James 4:4 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.
    Adulterous people are those that betray one (God - Truths) for another (self-deceptions). Choosing self-deceptions (denial of God) opposes what is True (God).
    James 4:5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?
    God loaned us His spirit and will retrieve whatever Truth remains in it when we die. He longs to have it as whole as possible by our faith in Christ.
     

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