TEXT: James 4:1-4
In this passage, James uses startling language to describe the behavior of Christian people. He likens their actions to war, fighting, and killing. His intent is to shock his listeners into realizing that their behavior is not becoming of those who follow Christ. In light of the sin of covetousness that we are dealing with in this lesson, this passage provides some important insight on the behind-the-scenes reason why greed and covetousness are so harmful.