Wisdom from Above
James 3:13-18
Earthly wisdom looks like the world, but godly wisdom looks like Christ.
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Published July 6th, 2016
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Godly wisdom works itself out in faith towards God, while world wisdom is focused on Self. In other words, earthly wisdom looks like the world, but godly wisdom looks like Christ.
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James 3:13-18
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Who is wise and understanding among you?
Who is wise and has understanding ?
m By his good conduct
By the way he acts
let him show his works
let him show his works
n in the meekness of wisdom.
that is in the meekness of wisdom.
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But if you have bitter o jealousy
But if you are jealous
and selfish ambition
and have selfish ambition
in your hearts,
where? in your hearts
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do not boast
then do not boast
and be false to the truth.
and be false to the truth
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This is not p the wisdom that comes down from above,
This is not the wisdom that comes down from above
but is earthly,
but is earthly
unspiritual,
and unspiritual
q demonic.
and demonic
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For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist
there will be disorder and every vile practice.
it results in disorder and evil practices.
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But r the wisdom from above is first pure,
But the wisdom from above is pure
then s peaceable,
then peaceable
gentle,
and gentle
open to reason,
and open to reason
t full of mercy and good fruits,
and full of mercy and good fruits
u impartial
and impartial
and v sincere.
and sincere
And w a harvest of righteousness x is sown in peace
Furthermore, a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace
by those who make peace.
by those who are peace-makers.
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