January 7, 2009

Where do wars come from?

James 3:18-4:3
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Where do wars and fights come from among you?

Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war.

Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

Doesn't God want me to be happy?
No, he wants you to be holy.

The desire for happiness and pleasure leads to war.
The desire for holiness and righteousness leads to peace.

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