Comments on: James Abbreviated: Chapter 4 http://doctrineontap.com/2013/08/29/james-abbreviated-chapter-4/ God...I thirst for you ~ Ps 63 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Lazo http://doctrineontap.com/2013/08/29/james-abbreviated-chapter-4/#comment-2433 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 20:59:32 +0000 http://doctrineontap.com/?p=5742#comment-2433 That’s a great trifecta; I’m sad that I missed that! Those three enemies of our faith often serve to keep me from casting blame on any one of the three—i.e., “the devil made me do it.” Thanks for sharing this. ]]> By: Kyle Barton http://doctrineontap.com/2013/08/29/james-abbreviated-chapter-4/#comment-2424 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 02:21:39 +0000 http://doctrineontap.com/?p=5742#comment-2424 Enjoyed this. I would add that certain passages in the Bible pair together love & war, union & fighting- Song of Songs 6, Ephesians 5-6, and Revelation 19. James 4 seems to follow suit. James shows that our three major enemies are the flesh (v. 1), the world (v. 4), and the devil (v. 7). Right in the middle of this, he indicates that this fight is a matter of the integrity of our love.

Interestingly, the Bible shows that these three enemies are diametrically opposed to the Trinity- the flesh is against the Spirit (Gal. 5:17), the world is against God (1 John 2:15), and the devil is against Christ (1 John 3:8). This is a comprehensive assault not just against us personally but against our Triune God and His purpose with us. These enemies break down our love for Him and also for each other. Why would we waste our strength fighting each other, when we already share a common enemy? We are in this together.

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