What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? – James 4:1 (NIV)

The source of our battles doesn’t come from the outside – it comes from within. This may come as a shock, but the Bible does not describe people as a blank slate, but rather filled with the wrong things. But God gives us a way forward. Repentance empties our heart of the desires that battle against what God wants to do in us and through us. How about you? Have you emptied your heart before God today?

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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