“You Have Not Because You Ask Not”: Explained in 6 Facts

We should not expect anything from God if we: 1. Do not pray (James 4:2), 2. Go through the motions of prayer without faith (James 1:6-8), 3. Pray from selfish motives (James 4:3), 4. Have evil characters or damaged relationships with others (James 4:1)

“You have not, because you ask not” (James 4:2, Douay-Rheims Bible) is an often misunderstood and sometimes misapplied Bible verse in many Christian’s lives.  If we read it superficially, we could get a wrong impression. Does this verse mean that God is obligated to give us whatever we pray for? In a word, “No!” This […]

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