The Christian life is a battlefield, not a recreation room. For too many believers, the recreation room mentality is firmly embedded. When believers finally realize there is a battle to be fought, they often display confusion and instead of fighting the real enemies they turn on one another. James addresses this as he turns his thoughts toward the subject of submission. If we are going to properly submit to the proper authority, we have to engage in the proper battle. Fighting with our comrades is the wrong battle.