"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


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    The source and remedy for conflict

    Found on the web - an excellent article regarding understanding the root cause and dealing with conflict, by C. J. Mahaney, based on James 4:1, 2 here.

    Posted by John Samson on August 2, 2007 11:19 AM


    I read the above article and agree that james 4 does make the reason for conflict clear. I do believe however that it takes two people to resolve conflict- and willingness to be humble before God and see our own sinfulness. This is not always the case- at least it has not been for me. I can only hope that God will continue to give me direction and strength to have boundaries according to His truth, and have no fear regarding standing on His word. Thank You

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