It is not news that the 21th century church of Jesus Christ is plagued with all sorts of spiritual problems. In the born-again congregations of today, we see quarreling, fighting, envy, covetousness…all manner of worldliness. The same was true of the first century church to which James writes. It is necessary that James exposes the root of these sinful actions, and he does so in chapter 4. “Where do wars and fights come from among you?” he asks in verse 1. The answer is just as true for the church today as it was for the church in James’ day: these sinful actions occur when you give in to the evil passions fighting inside of you.