In James 4: 1-6 as with the challenge to bring the tongue under discipline, another
area of life that james ‘ audience struggled with was that of their desire. The fall was because of Adam and Eve’s desire to keep for themselves that which was not theirs (Gen 2: 16-17).
That evil desire flows in the veins of all their children, including james’ audience. It seem some Christians in the church would go any length to satisfy their needs. Our focus in this article is on how to live out our desires or needs.
Desires are not the same as needs. Desire is a broader word that encompasses both needs/wants. The question we will be answering is, how can a christian please/trust God with his/her needs?
- By not meeting your needs at all cost
We live at a time when many believers try to meet their needs at all costs. They care about the end and not the means. Because of this drive, many christians have compromised their faith and disgraced the name of the Lord. Our trust in God to
meet our needs should be 100% and nothing less.
- By not having friendship with the world
Christians must avoid friendship with the world which leads to acceptance of worldly behaviour. The verses in 1 John 2:15-17 make this crystal clear: “Do not love the world or the things in the world“. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world.
- By knowing that God’s grace is sufficient
Our God is a loving and faithful God and His grace is never in short supply to all who put their trust in Him. We should be humble and trust God entirely for all our needs.
We have to denounce friendship with the World and depend entirely on God for all our needs.