Category: Christian Life
Speaker: Joshua Holland
I. Many claim to be wise. (v.13)
A. Wisdom is characterized by humility.
B. How you speak depends on how you think. (cf. Jas. 3:1-12)
C. Wisdom is measured in action and attitude, not degrees.
II. Beware of worldly wisdom. (v.14-16)
A. True wisdom is characterized by selfless love.
B. Worldly wisdom has been corrupted by vanity. (cf. Ezek. 28:17)
C. Nothing good comes from self-focused reasoning.
III. True wisdom comes from God. (v.17-18)
A. Wisdom is peaceable.
B. Ask God for wisdom. (cf. Jas. 1:5; Prov. 2:3-6)
C. Study the Bible for wisdom. (cf. Ps. 1; Prov. 2, 3, 4)
Tags: gentleness, james, wisdom, wise