Bible: James 3:13-4:4
3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct he should show his works done in the gentleness that wisdom brings. 1 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth. 3:15 Such 2 wisdom does not come 3 from above but is earthly, natural, 4 demonic. 3:16 For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice. 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, 5 full of mercy and good fruit, 6 impartial, and not hypocritical. 7 3:18 And the fruit that consists of righteousness 8 is planted 9 in peace among 10 those who make peace.
Passions and Pride
4:1 Where do the conflicts and where 11 do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, 12 from your passions that battle inside you? 13 4:2 You desire and you do not have; you murder and envy and you cannot obtain; you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask; 4:3 you ask and do not receive because you ask wrongly, so you can spend it on your passions.
4:4 Adulterers, do you not know that friendship with the world means hostility toward God? 14 So whoever decides to be the world’s friend makes himself God’s enemy.