Sinful selfish ambition

Scripture reference

James 3:14–16 (ASV 1901)

14But if ye have bitter jealousy and faction in your heart, glory not and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom is not a wisdom that cometh down from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where jealousy and faction are, there is confusion and every vile deed.


Arthur T. Pierson is confronted with the reality of how his ambition has dominated his earthly pursuits, which kept him from foreign missions. The Holy Spirit leads him to open confession, prayer, and deliverance.