Will that work? Well, maybe for the Cowboys, I don’t know. I’m kidding. I love the Cowboys. Realistically speaking, it won’t work. The center has a particular role that is very important to the team. The quarterback has a role that is very important to the team. Any time you mix up the rank you have problems.
James is saying, if we are going to end the war in our lives, we need to, first of all, wave the flag of submission to God. Instead of us calling the plays, we allow God to call the plays. Instead of us running our lives, we allow God to run our lives.
Look at the second flag that we need to wave. Look at the next verse there, verse 8, “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.”