The War that is Within Us (vs. 1-3)
The battle begins in the heart
Violent words lead to violent actions
Self-centered prayer is not prayer to God. It is a prayer for God to give us what we want from Him, not a prayer to God for what we need in Him.
The Enemy that Surrounds Us (vs. 4)
The world’s philosophy is at odds with God’s wisdom
Devotion to the world is an act of adultery and hostility toward God
The God Who Indwells Us (vs. 5-6)
God is a Jealous God: He yearns with jealousy over His people’s hearts because they belong to Him!
God is a Gracious God: He gives His exceedingly abundant grace to His people as they humble themselves