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“What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you?  Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?” (James 4:1)

If one learns to be content in all things, why then any grounds for quarreling?  Is it not the jealousies and ambition of some that cause others to rise up, quarrel, and fight?  What are the pleasures of the flesh but temporary things that are here and gone in the next moment.  Focus instead upon the higher and better things which you will always have.  Focus on the things of the Lord and live into the life You have been given through faith.

By grace you are called to become like Christ.  Through grace you will become more like Him.  Live then with this as your focus and not the vain pleasures of this world.  You have been called with an eternal call and in the Lord you are more than able to do these things.  Be guided then so that by the fruit of the Spirit you may both resist those things which produce conflict and live with the goal of becoming like Christ.

Come, Holy Spirit, and direct me from the inside out.  Lead me today where You know I need to go.  Guide me in Your goodness to see through the temptations of this world and to focus upon those things which are right and necessary for eternity.  Help me to have the wisdom to understand these things.  Guide me in Your goodness to live according to Your grace and mercy.  Lead me always, Lord, in the way of everlasting life.  Amen.