The Book Of James: Wisdom From Above

July 11, 2021   /   CrossRoads Moss Bluff

James 3:13 ESV  “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”

Wisdom begins with

Proverbs 9:10 ESV  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Wisdom moves knowledge to correct

Application will act in

James 3:14-16 ESV “14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”

Warning Signs:

Jealousy and strife are to meekness and wisdom.

  • is first
  • Jealousy excites
  • Strife itself as vain-glory
  • Vain-glory leads to .

James 3:17-18 ESV 

“17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”

Wisdom From Above:

  1. Wisdom is first .
  2. It is then .
  3. Wisdom is and open to .
  4. It is full of and fruits.
  5. It is .
  6. Wisdom is at it’s fullest when is seen.

    James 1:5 ESV 

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

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