Lesson 40 - The Danger Of Pride

JAMES
LESSON 8 (40)
The Danger Of Pride
JAMES 4:11-17


I. Read James 4:11-12.

A. When we speak against a fellow believer, what attitude are we having toward God and His law?

B. What do you think you should do if someone slanders another in your presence?

C. How is constructive criticism different from slander?

II.  Read James 4:13-14.

A. What warning did James give to those who make plans for the future?

B. What could happen to destroy even the best laid plans?


III. Read James 4:15-16.

A. What is the best way to plan ahead?


B. How can we make plans for business or living which are pleasing to God?  


IV. Read James 4:17.

A. How did James define sin here?

B. How do we sin?

C. How can you determine in your daily life what is sinful and what is pleasing to God?


V. What help do the following passages give concerning what we have studied tonight?

A. Matthew 7:1-5


B. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22


C. Psalm 90:12


D. Proverbs 16:18-19


E. Romans 8:6


F. Proverbs 3:5

VII. Questions To Ponder

A . What is a person saying about God and self when he makes plans without consulting God?


B. Why do Christians sometimes boast, brag, and make plans for their lives and work but give no thought of God's plan?


C. Is it right or wrong to plan for the future?


D. Why is pride such a dangerous thing?


D. Are we never to judge?

 
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