- "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures." (James 4:3)
- "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7)
-"Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgement on it." (James 4:11)
- What we have on earth now will pass away for nothing on this earth is eternal. But it seems like forever we have been hearing that God is coming back to take us to live with Him in Heaven. Do not fear, "be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and now how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains." (James 5: 7) God is coming Just be ready.
- Do not make promises for tomorrow because you are not guaranteed to see tomorrow. James 5: 12 says "Above all, my brothers, do not swear- nnot by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your 'Yes' be yes, and your 'No', no, or you will be condemned."