Sunday, June 28, 2020

Wisdom From Above

James 3:13-18 by Dr. Cory Gonyo
Series:James
“Wisdom From Above” James 3:13-18 Purpose: Wisdom from God results in Peace and Righteousness without partiality or hypocrisy! James 3:13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. 18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Fill-in-the-Blanks using the Scripture above: 13 Our Speech Results from Our Wisdom. If you are wise, how will you show it? _____by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom _____ What does this remind you of in other parts of James’ letter? The Difference Between Two Kinds of Wisdom 14 “EARTHLY WISDOM” is characterized by having: _bitter _ _jealousy__ and __selfish_ __ambition__ Where? In your ___heart___ Don’t be arrogant and so lie against the truth 15 This wisdom is from where? ___not from God__ and is described as__ earthly __, ___natural___, and ___demonic___! 16 Earthly wisdom results in disorder and every evil thing BUT… 17 “HEAVENLY WISDOM” is characterized as: first ___pure__, then __peaceable___, __gentle___, __reasonable____, full of __mercy__ and __good fruits____, un_unwavering__(No Partiality), and without _hypocrisy_ Recall James 1:5 and 2:1 and 3:9-12! 18 God’s wisdom produces Peace and Righteousness without partiality or hypocrisy! See also James 1:19-20; John 13:34-35; Matthew 5:33-37