James 4:1-12

James 4:1-12 - Subject Yourselves To God

1 What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.

4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

6 But He gives a greater grace Therefore it says, "GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

7 Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

11 Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

James 1:9-11 - Poverty And Riches

James 2:14-26 - Faith And Works

James 3:1-12 - Restraining The Tongue

James 4:13-17 - Arrogant Boasting About The Future

James 5:7-12 - Exhortation To Patience

James 4:1-12 - Subject Yourselves To God

1 Peter 1:1-2 - Greeting

1 Peter 2:1-12 - Chosen As Living Stones

1 Peter 3:8-12 - Called To Inherit A Blessing

1 Peter 4:1-6 - The Time For Behaving Like The Gentiles Is Past

1 Peter 5:1-11 - Leadership And Humility

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Controlling Anger

Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Ephesians 4:26

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

James 1:20

for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:31

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Proverbs 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Psalm 37:8

Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

James 1:19-20

This you know, my beloved brethren But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:26-27

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

Proverbs 19:11

A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

James 4:11-12

Do not speak against one another, brethren He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor?

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

James 4:1

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?

Proverbs 17:27

He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

2 Timothy 2:23-24

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,