What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:1-3
When it comes to knowing or discerning people, Scripture gives us many different clues on how to read between the lines of their lives, so to speak. Just like knowing the ways of God helps us to know how He will react to certain things without being a prophet. “Thus, His ways are the same yesterday, today and forever” (Ref-Hebrews 13:8).
Just this past week, God taught me something I found very interesting. People are really more predictable than we may think, you can know what kind of person they are by the little things they say and do.
For example: you can know a lot of about a person just by the way they ask you if you want something. If a person constantly gets you something they think you need without asking, this indicates they have controlling spirit. On the other hand, if they ask you if they can get you what you say you need, it shows that they are very submissive. It also reveals that they have a compassionate heart. Someone who very seldom, if ever, asks if they can help is self-centered, caring more for themselves than others.
Someone who very seldom, if ever, asks if they can help is self-centered, caring more for themselves than others.
These are just a couple of elementary things you can find out very easily about a person. There is value in knowing your Bible and how to read between the lines before getting too involved with a potential friend or a partner in business or marriage. These are just a few things I have learned from the Holy Spirit and the Bible that I feel the need to share in this video “Because You Ask Amiss”. We would also like to ask you to please consider becoming a Family Partner with us.
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