Asking Amiss – Part 2

Jesus said that if we meet this requirement of abiding in Him and He in us (John 15:7), then we may ask what we desire and it shall be done for us.

If we are truly abiding in Him, then we will be in touch with the Lord’s heart and most likely would never ask amiss because our motives would be pure and we would want to please Him.

When you are in love with someone you want to please that person.  Love is unselfish and always giving.  If you are in love with Jesus, and love others, it’s hardly likely you would ask anything amiss.

In the previous posts, we talked about the tongue and about abiding in Christ.  The tongue has the power to curse or bless.  Choose blessing.

The next passage we are going to discuss is James 3:13-18 to help us understand the context in which James talks about asking amiss.

James 3:13-18 talks about the “so-called” wisdom of this world versus living our lives according to the Godly Wisdom from Heaven. If we live according to Heaven’s wisdom, then it’s very unlikely we would ask amiss.

Godly Wisdom Worldly Wisdom
A spirit of humility Pride, prejudice and arrogance
Taking others’ needs into consideration Selfish ambition
Using our tongue to bless and encourage others Using the tongue to put other people down, to injure others
Treating others the way you want to be treated Manipulating others for selfish gain, with no regard for the feelings of others
Sowing seeds of peace Sowing seeds of strife
Allowing God to promote you Stepping on others to get ahead
Being kind and doing good to others Being mean-spirited and malicious
Esteeming others Trying to look better than others
Edifying Others Tearing others down
Encouraging Others Discouraging Others
Secure in who you are in God Bitter jealousies
Wanting to help others succeed Purposely seeking others’ demise
Living a holy life Living for the devil
Being gentle and reasonable Being cold-hearted, blood-thirsty
Integrity and Honesty Two-faced, Deception, Lying, Cheating
Showing others dignity and honor Showing disrespect and dishonor
Helping the poor Exploiting the poor
A spirit of giving and generosity Stinginess, selfishness, greed

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Welcome to my teaching and healing ministry blog. This ministry proclaims healing to the sick, compassion to the depressed, deliverance to the oppressed and freedom to the captives. I also teach on other subjects in addition to healing and faith. I am a Bible Teacher, Writer, involved in Healing Ministry, Musician and have led worship in the past. I reside in the Northern California Bay Area in the USA. I graduated from Shiloh Bible College in Oakland, California in 2003 with a Bachelor of Theology. I am a member of Light the Bay Church in Pittsburg, California pastored by Jason and Peggy Younger ( The theme Scripture verses for my ministry is 3 John 2 "Beloved, I pray above all things that you may prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers." And John 10:10 "The thief (devil) comes only for to steal, kill and destroy. But I (Jesus) have come that you may have life, and have it in abundance (til it overflows)." You are welcome to send in prayer requests. You may contact me at