James Chapter Four Overview from the Matthew Henry Commentary:
In this chapter we are directed to consider,
I. Some causes of contention, besides those mentioned in the foregoing chapter, and to watch against them (v. 1-5).
II. We are taught to abandon the friendship of this world, so as to submit and subject ourselves entirely to God (v. 4-10).
III. All detraction and rash judgment of others are to be carefully avoided (v. 11, 12).
IV. We must preserve a constant regard, and pay the utmost deference to the disposals of divine Providence (v. 13 to the end).