07/05 James 4:1-3
1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
Pride destroys our communion with the Lord. Stop being self-centered. Start bending your knee to the Lord God Almighty, doing what He says and asking Him for the wisdom, mercy and grace to be humble and under His control. Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Bend your knee to the Lord. He resists the proud and hears the humble.