Having seen conflict with self and others in James 4:1-3, we now read of the conflict with God in James 4:4-6.
“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
Here we see hostility toward God, complete disregard of God’s word (scripture), and personal pride all bringing the person into conflict with God.
Truly if scripture is held as God’s perfect word, then they must trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation. In John 5:39-40, Jesus himself tells us just that, “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” Truly God’s holy words lead us to the cross and eternal life in Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Let’s pray for each other that we will not fall prey to the temptations of the world and be focused completely on the Cross of Jesus Christ.