• How have you experienced “wars and fights” as a result of desires for pleasures?
  • What does it practically mean and look like to desire friendship with the world?
  • How does the world tell you to accomplish and/or gain things? Give some concrete examples. How does God’s Word compare with those instructions? Be specific.
  • How can you pray for things that you want in a biblical, balanced way?
  • Think of a time that mourning was good for you. Describe that experience and what you can learn from it.
  • How does knowing that God “yearns jealously” for you affect your life?
  • How can we want to be friends with God instead of the world and not just look like it?