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Two Kinds of Wisdom

Two Kinds of Wisdom

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Two Kinds of Wisdom

James 3:13-18

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.

  1. Wisdom is known by actions or rather than words. (v. 13)
    • Who is wise? 
    • The Jewish lay people wanted to be teachers. – James 3:1
    • What qualifications do we require for a teacher today?
    • How does one demonstrate wisdom and knowledge?
  1. Earthly Wisdom. (vv. 14-16)
    • Evidence.  (v. 14)
    • Earthly. (v. 15)
    • Results.  (v. 16)
  1. Wisdom from Heaven or Above. (vv. 7-18)
    • Evidence.  (v. 13)
    • Nature.  (v. 17)
    • Results.  (v. 18)