The book of James is like an unexpected spray of cold water because it shocks our sensibilities (in a helpful way). A truth hard to accept begins today’s discourse: “For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind” (James 3:16). Note above the word selfish, used as an adjective to modify the noun ambition. This means that selfishness is more of the problem than ambition. Indeed, without ambition there would be little to motivate us toward achievement. Ambition becomes a problem when it consumes a person and drives an insatiable appetite to consume everything and everyoneRead More →