May 22, 2022 - James 3:13-18 – World Versus Godly Wisdom

:bible2: Worldly Versus Godly Wisdom- James 3:13-18

:hawaiianshirt_2: Pastor JD talks about how it is that we can discern between the wisdom from God or the wisdom from the world.

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13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

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Really loved this sermon.

…enough to take a few notes. :joy: :nerd_face:

10 Questions to discern where wisdom is coming from

  • Is there humility? (Proverbs 11:2)
  • Is there selfish envy? (motivation?)
  • Is it unspiritual? (perspective?)
  • Is there disorder? (uncertainty? maybe it’s time to wait)
  • Is it pure in motive? (ask the Lord to search your heart)
  • Is it peace-loving? (consider God’s word + God’s peace + God’s providence + God’s confirmation = God’s will)
  • Is it considerate? (gentle, kind, tolerant)
  • Is it submissive? (oop pride)
  • Is it merciful? (err on the side of mercy when you can!)
  • Is it impartial? (sincere, just)

Bonus take-away: Don’t just trust your own understanding, make time for the Lord! Beware of your self-decieved heart.