Wisdom from Above

James 3:13-18

“Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.” —Benjamin Franklin

1. Who is wise and understanding among you?

“The Christian meekness involves a healthy understanding of our own unworthiness before God and a corresponding humility and lack of pride in our dealings with our fellow-men.” —Douglas Moo

2. True wisdom comes from God.

“Pride is nothing to be proud of! A ‘wisdom’ that is motivated by wishing to pull others down (jealousy) or push ourselves forward (selfish ambition) is the opposite of heavenly: it is ‘demonic.’” —Sam Allberry

3. True wisdom is peaceful.