Insight for Living with Chuck Swindoll

How Fights Are Started and Stopped, Part 3

December 8, 2016

The chapter break between James 3:18 and 4:1 is an unfortunate one, for James neither changes the subject nor shifts his emphasis. In fact, the initial comments he has made regarding the destructive nature of the tongue (3:6–10) build to a great crescendo in the beginning of this fourth chapter as he deals with open conflicts among Christians.


In these first ten verses, there is set forth the reasons for fights among believers as well as their tragic results. But James doesn’t leave us without some answers on how to stop those conflicts that have taken their toll within our ranks.

References: James 4:1-10

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