Note: This post is part of the James challenge where I encouraged everyone to read through the book of James (chapter per day) and to summarize each chapter in their own words and then give themselves a personal application step for the day. To follow is what I put. Please feel free to comment with your own summary and application point as well.
7-9-09 James Chapter 4
1. Many times instead of trusting God for what we want or need, we don’t humble ourselves and wait for God’s timing to bring it to us. Instead we forge ahead with wrong motives and trample and slander people along the way to get what we want. James says is there any wonder that there are fights and quarrels amongst you. James goes on then to remind us that life is short. Therefore we shouldn’t be boasting about the future but rather taking it a day at a time.
2. Today in light of what we read I will try to fully obey what Paul instructed in Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself”.