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God Yearns Jealously Over Our Spirit!

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James 4:5 has always been a puzzling verse to me.  I have always read it in the NAS, but recently I read it in the ESV, “Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us.”  In the NAS, Spirit is captalized, referring to the Holy Spirit.  In the ESV, spirit is not capitalized, referring to our own spirit. So, I began to meditate on the meaning of this text if it is referring to our own spirit.