We continue our study on James 4:4-10. Today, we look at James 4:5, which says
“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?”
God doesn’t want to share our hearts. He desires to have us wholly to Himself. He definitely doesn’t desire to share in our affections with the world.
The Spirit of God makes permanent residence within our hearts. He does not come for a temporary visit, but to dwell within and make habitation within our hearts. He intensely craves our hearts and our affections and our desire and our will. When we deny of Him of this, it is grievous to Him.
He has known the heart of God and He knows the plans and purposes that God intends for each of us. It grieves Him to see us living in a state lower than…
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