The person with little faith will then be tempted to turn to the wisdom of this world. Renewal 1960. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. This is the more to be expected in a verb of petition which necessarily implies the force of a middle, viz. Ye ask amiss; though you pray for good things, yet you do not pray well, or in a right manner, not according to God’s will, 1 John 5:14, and therefore ye are not to complain of not being heard. For example, we request more time, more money, more energy so we can do things that we desire but that God does not desire for us. The reference is to sensual gratifications, and the word would include all that comes under the name of sensual pleasure, or carnal appetite. And doubtless there appears to be in us no reverence for God, no fear of him, in short, no regard for him, when we dare to ask of him what even our own conscience does not approve. always retains its proper sense of begging from a superior. Ye lust, and have not The apostle proceeds to show the unsuccessfulness of many in their desires and pursuits after worldly things; some might be like the sluggard, whose soul desireth all good things, and yet he has nothing, ( Proverbs 13:4) because he does not make use of any means, even of such as are proper and necessary, and ought to be used: https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-4.html. And doubtless there appears to be in us no reverence for God, no fear of him, in short, no regard for him, when we dare to ask of him what even our own conscience does not approve. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, That you may consume it upon your lusts -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, hina en tais hēdonais humōn dapanēsēte, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he, "In the life of a full-time Christian minister, some may devote themselves to the activist pursuits of endless caring for the sick and house-to-house ministry to the unsaved, and skimp sermon preparation. James 4:3, ESV: "You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions." "Amiss" is a word that means sick or diseased. They are caught up in the vortex of the world. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. The meaning is: if you pray in a proper spirit, these selfish desires, which are the occasion of those bitter contentions among you, would cease to exist, "You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.". James 4:3. αἰτεῖτε … αἰτεῖσθε: There does not seem to be any difference in meaning between the active and middle here: “If the middle is really the stronger word, we can understand its being brought in just where an effect of contrast can be secured, while in ordinary passages the active would carry as much weight as was needed” (Moulton, op. James replies, It is not enough to ask for good things, but we must ask with a good spirit. ‘You ask, and do not receive, because you ask for the wrong reasons, that you may spend (dissipate) it in your pleasures.’. Compare, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. Here the indirect middle does make sense, “ye ask for yourselves” and that is “evilly” or amiss (κακως — kakōs), as James explains. The failure is due to the fact that they ask for the wrong reasons, because their motives are totally selfish. 1952. Syn. Matthew 7:7-11). I did everything he told me to and I didn"t feel anything. But if ye do ask, ye receive not, because ye ask amiss - That is, from a wrong motive. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/james-4.html. "Commentary on James 4:3". If ye prayed aright, all your proper wants would be supplied: the improper cravings which produce "fightings" would cease. you ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, to consume it upon your own lusts (James 4:3). James 4:10 - Matthew 5:5. “More probably is the view that James was not citing a particular passage but summarizing the truth expressed in several Old Testament passages.” (Hiebert) ii. "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he, "In the life of a full-time Christian minister, some may devote themselves to the activist pursuits of endless caring for the sick and house-to-house ministry to the unsaved, and skimp sermon preparation. giveth more grace--ever increasing grace; … Even believers' prayers are often best answered when their desires are most thwarted. James is not teaching that it is wrong to pray for things which affect yourself, such as good health, children, or material prosperity. Instead of seeking property that they may glorify God, and do good; that they may relieve the poor and distressed; that they may be the patrons of learning, philanthropy, and religion, they do it that they may live in splendor, and be able to pamper their lusts. Thus far in this chapter (1-3) our apostle has pictured the depraved and disturbed state of the world, especially in his own age. "E.W. Here, in chapter 4, James says to these very readers that a worldly, unspiritual road is the very one they have been following. Because ye ask amiss - Ye do it with a view to self-indulgence and carnal gratification. Copyright StatementThe text of this work is public domain. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/james-4.html. More of Bible resources you want and need: 110+ Commentaries, 28 Dictionaries, 8 Encyclopedias and 3 Lexicons, 12+ Devotionals! In contrast, New Testament prayer grows out of a trusting relationship with a father whose will is supreme." They may say that the pulpit is the best place to exercise pastoral care, and that they are putting first things first-but they may in fact just be indulging a passion. We cannot ask in His Name for what is contrary to His will. ", "our lack of satisfaction goes back to one thing: we will either please ourselves or we will please God. Well, they were for sale, but believe me; I was wanting it to consume it on my own lusts. For the promise ‘ask and you will receive, seek and you will find’ is not with regard to anything we choose, but has in mind the seeking of the good things of God, and especially the Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13). Such asking is equivalent to not asking. The amiss consists in the sensual nature of their prayers. James 4:3. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". Prayer isn"t a magical way to get what we want and neither is it a short-cut, whereby we can avoid effort and work. In addition, those praying to God must have faith (James 1:5 ff); be interested in the will of God, more than their own will (1 John 5:14), and people who believe in His will to the point that they are practicing it (Proverbs 28:9). because ye ask amiss: or wrongly, wickedly; either in an improper spirit, without faith in God as the Hearer of prayer; or rather for improper objects, for worldly things which are pernicious in themselves or prejudicial to the petitioner—for the sole purpose of self-gratification, without any thought of the glory of God. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Sinful desires and affections stop prayer, and the working of our desires toward God. There is an important lesson for us all here concerning prayer. And he also teaches us, that what we in moderation wish, we ought to seek from God himself; which if it be done, we shall be preserved from wicked contentions, from fraud and violence, and from doing any injury to others. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hmc/james-4.html. James 2:18 - But someone may well say, 'You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.' James 2:14-17 Commentary. BibliographyCalvin, John. "Commentary on James 4:3". cit., p. 160); cf.Mark 6:22-25; Mark 10:35-38; 1 John 5:15.— : Cf.Luke 15:14; Luke 15:30; Acts 21:24. J ames is a book that many of us know random verses from, yet we tend to not really know the book that well. 3 And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure. James 4:7 . James 4:6 Commentary. BibliographyTrapp, John. Which war— Against your souls. In contrast, New Testament prayer grows out of a trusting relationship with a father whose will is supreme." 1999-2014. amiss = with evil intent. [Note: Motyer, p144.]. James is not teaching that it is wrong to pray for things which affect yourself, such as good health, children, or material prosperity. Prayer isn"t a magical way to get what we want and neither is it a short-cut, whereby we can avoid effort and work. Even believers' prayers are often best answered when their desires are most thwarted. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". What we need to ask Him to give us is more desire for what He promises and commands. there are many professors of religion who have no higher aims than these, and not a few such professors feel that consistency demands that they should observe some form of prayer. And even when they do sometimes ask God for it they still do not receive satisfaction of heart. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, That you may consume it upon your lusts -, hina en tais hēdonais humōn dapanēsēte. BibliographyDerickson, Stanley. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". Charles Schribner's Sons. Christians are brethren. It is not uncommon for men who go to war to pray, or to procure the services of a chaplain to pray for them. he--God. Whether the lusting of which St. James speaks were their desire to make proselytes, in order that they might increase their power and influence by means of such, or whether it were a desire to cast off the Roman yoke, and become independent; the motive and the object were the same, and the prayers were such as God could not hear. Used by Permission. "Lust" is the word we base "hedonistic" on. Ye lust, and because ye have not what ye lust after ( james 4:1 james 4:2), ye envy your neighbor who has, and so the spirit of envy leads you on to "fight." It means lust and desire for pleasure. Not a grand picture for a believer. James 4:3. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. His promises with respect to prayer are not open-ended but are given to those who are seeking to fulfil His will, and in order to help them in the fulfilment of that will. Their sole aim is simply to enjoy the fulfilment of their earthy desires and aims. Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. cit., p. 160); cf. 1909-1922. начает «поступать нечестиво», основываясь на удовлетворении личных эгоистичных желаний. καὶ οὐ λαμβάνετε] emphasizes the uselessness of their asking, the reason of which is assigned by the following: διότι κακῶς αἰτεῖσθε. Thus far in this chapter (1-3) our apostle has pictured the depraved and disturbed state of the world, especially in his own age. Matthew 7:7-11). Man, how I prayed for some of those cars. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/james-4.html. James 4:3, KJV: "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." 1871-8. "Commentary on James 4:3". Verse 1. 21, James (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. James replies, It is not enough to ask for good things, but we must ask with a good spirit. But what is your true motive behind such prayers? BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on James 4:3". Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". 3.] Their sole aim is simply to enjoy the fulfilment of their earthy desires and aims. They want to dissipate whatever benefit that they obtain on pleasure. What we need to ask Him to give us is more desire for what He promises and commands. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. "Ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it (your object) upon (literally, in) your lusts" (literally, pleasures): not that ye may have the things you need for the service of God. James has been writing to Jewish Christians of the first century (James 1:1). The outcome of the condition (James 4:2a) c. The reasons for the condition (James 4:2b–3… James 4:5 Commentary. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Consume—Or expend it, not upon, but in, your lusts. Ye ask, and receive not - That is, some of you ask, or you ask on some occasions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/james-4.html. A Greek brigand at the present day can unite robbery and murder with the most devout adoration of the virgin. "Commentary on James 4:3". "The Bible Study New Testament". James 3:4. BibliographyPett, Peter. I asked God for something and didn"t get it. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. James 1:26-27 Commentary. "Commentary on James 4:3". All rights reserved. When they descend the pulpit steps on one Sunday they are already mentally climbing the same steps next Sunday. And to break God's commands, is to speak evil of them, and to judge them, as if they laid too great a restraint upon us. See Trench, N.T. James replies, It is not enough to ask for good things, but we must ask with a good spirit and intention. "Even when you do ask God for success, you do not receive it, because you ask God to bless your wicked and unspiritual efforts, rather than changing your methods to match his instructions!" While they did not ask in the proper way, some did make unlawful demands but were refused because of the impure motive that prompted the requests. "Commentary on James 4:3". Their motivation in wanting to make converts, was not to bring God glory, but to get money from these converts to spend on their own pleasures. the depraved and disturbed state of the world, especially in his own age. Though seeking in general what you desire by strife, and without regard to the rights of others, yet you sometimes pray. Or, it may be that James 4:5 speaks in two independent sentences, and that the words of Scripture quoted refer to what was said in James 4:4. There is an important lesson for us all here concerning prayer. And even when they do sometimes ask God for it they still do not receive satisfaction of heart. The failure is due to the fact that they ask for the wrong reasons, because their motives are totally selfish. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/james-4.html. All other rights reserved. Concessive participle of eimi. "Commentary on James 4:3". James 4:3. καὶ οὐ λαμβάνετε, and ye receive not) He does not here say, ye have not. 1999. 1832. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. amiss = with evil intent. "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he has to answer. Thus, if I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me (Psalms 66:18), for the eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous, and His ear is open to their cry, while the face of the Lord is against evildoers (Psalms 34:15-16). 1897. The word employed is always ἐρωτᾶν (Lat. "Even when you do ask God for success, you do not receive it, because you ask God to bless your wicked and unspiritual efforts, rather than changing your methods to match his instructions!" I prayed for some of those beautiful custom cars that use to drive around Santa Ana when I was in High school. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. The passage as a whole (verses1-3) pictures a group of professed disciples who were confused and unsettled in their lives, trying to partake of the same practices as those of the world, at the same time pretending to be serving the Lord in things spiritual. "because you ask with wrong motives"-As in every other area of our lives, the wrong motive void all our efforts (1 Corinthians 13:1-4). They are caught up in the vortex of the world. Просите, и не получаете. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures. "[10] See also Matthew 21:22. In addition, those praying to God must have faith (James 1:5 ff); be interested in the will of God, more than their own will (1 John 5:14), and people who believe in His will to the point that they are practicing it (Proverbs 28:9). Vincent's Word Studies. [Note: Davids, pp99-100. The sense is not lay out expense upon your pleasures, but spend in the exercise of; under the dominion of. The active and middle seem to be used indiscriminately as in the case of some other verbs, as ἀκούω and ἀκούομαι, ἰδεῖν and ἰδέσθαι, φλέγειν and φλέγεσθαι. "What motivates us to pray?" For the fact is that He is only near to those who call on Him in truth (Psalms 145:18). "Ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it (your object) upon (literally, in) your lusts" (literally, pleasures): not that ye may have the things you need for the service of God. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. Ye adulterers and adulteresses Not who were literally such, but in a figurative and metaphorical sense: as he is an adulterer that removes his affections from his own wife, and sets them upon another woman; and she is an adulteress that loves not her husband, but places her love upon another man; so such men and women are adulterers and adulteresses, who, instead of loving God, … Copyright StatementCopyright 2008. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/james-4.html. In your lusts expresses the moral condition in which they offered their prayerless prayers. The less tolerable is such a thing in Christians, who have had the rule of prayer given them by their heavenly Master. James 4:4. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Choose a book, chapter and verse to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org "You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.". However, we often ask God for things to enable us to satisfy our own selfish desires. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. It may be called "getting our priorities right", but it may simply be an exercise in self-pleasing. Such asking is equivalent to not asking. 114-115). Greek. A Greek brigand at the present day can unite robbery and murder with the most devout adoration of the virgin. "Commentary on James 4:3". "Commentary on James 4:3". James 4:11 - Matthew 7:1-5. 3. αἰτεῖτε … αἰτεῖσθε. Incorrectly Gebser: “for your prayer must implore only for true heavenly blessings.” The discourse is here rather of the temporal condition; this, James observes, continues with you a poor and depressed one, because ye ask for a better one only in order to be able to indulge your lusts. That unrighteous motive was that their personal cravings might be gratified and not that lawful benefits might be obtained. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/james-4.html. If such persons do not receive what they ask for, if they are not prospered in their plans, they should not set it down as evidence that God does not hear prayer, but as evidence that their prayers are offered for improper objects, or with improper motives. "God answers prayer, but not all prayer, especially not in giving the ungodly the ingredients for selfish gratification. James 3 Commentary. "Commentary on James 4:3". Tweet. They want to dissipate whatever benefit that they obtain on pleasure. Used by Permission. Monro, p. 8; Jelf, § 368. αἰτεῖτε however may be preferred on account of λαμβάνετε, and the two middles αἰτεῖσθαι and αἰτεῖσθε connect the clauses in which they are used. We also need less desire for what is contrary to His will for us (cf. Another metaphor like "horses" (ippoi). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1950), p. 55. John 14:16; John 16:26; John 17:9; John 17:15; John 17:20. For they set no bounds to their wishes, as he had commanded; but gave unbridled license to themselves, so as to ask those things of which man, conscious of what is right, ought especially to be ashamed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/james-4.html. BibliographySchaff, Philip. I did everything he told me to and I didn"t feel anything. We have one ultimate choice: we are going to live for ourselves, trying to satisfy every desire, greed and passion in our lives, or will we live for God?" "Even when you do ask God for success, you do not receive it, because you ask God to bless your wicked and unspiritual efforts, rather than changing your methods to match his instructions!" He hears the cry of the righteous (Psalms 34:15); he hears those who call upon him in truth (Psalms 145:18); and he hears the penitent (Luke 18:14): those who ask "in his name" (John 14:13), those who ask "believing" (Mark 11:24), and those who ask according to God's will (1 John 5:14). The questions exposing the source (James 4:1) b. δαπανᾷν] to expend, spend (Mark 5:26); here, in a bad sense, to squander, to lavish. Ye ask for worldly prosperity, that ye may employ it in riotous living. And that is because their motives are wrong. Ye ask (αἰτεῖτε) See on ἠρώτων, besought, Matthew 15:23. It reminds us that God is not there just to give us whatever we decide that we want. Ye have not the proper dispositions of prayer, and ye have an improper object. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. "You ask and do not receive"-"Some of us might say, "Now wait a minute. Part of the reason for this is that James is like Proverbs in that many of its verses really stand alone in their content. "If prayer is no more than a formula (saying the right words, believe hard enough, confess; it will happen), then Christians are back to a type of magic: They can manipulate God or impose their will on God, for he has to answer. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright laws. Even believers‘ prayers are often best answered when their desires are most opposed. 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