Seek Wisdom

Seek Wisdom

James 1:5

8 Characteristics of Divine Wisdom: 

1. PURE- Chaste, Holy, Clean (James 3:17)

2. PEACEABLE (James 3:17; Hebrews 12:14)

3. GENTLE – Meek, Modest, Kind (James 3:17)

4. EASILY ENTREATED – not stubborn but yielding to others (James 3:17)

5. FULL of MERCY – Always forgiving and doing acts of kindness (James 3:17)

6. FULL of GOOD FRUITS (Galatians 5:22-23)

7. WITHOUT PARTIALITY – having no respect of persons (James 3:17; James 2:1-10)

8. WITHOUT HYPOCRISY – Open, Honest, Genuine & True (James 3:17) They will be PEACEMAKERS

– Continually recommend this Divine Wisdom to others (James 3:18) 

8 Characteristics of False Wisdom: 

1. BITTER ENVYING (James 3:14; 16)

2. STRIFE in HEART (James 3:14; 16)

3. GLORY in their selves and profession (James 3:14)

4. EARTHY – Having this life ONLY in view (James 3:15)

5. SENSUAL – Living only to satisfy the animal appetite (James 3:15)

6. DEVILISH – Inspired by demons (James 3:15)

7. CONFUSION (James 3:16)

8. EVERY EVIL work – focused on EVIL continually – (James 3:16)  

📖 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 3:10-18 

📖 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

Sherry Lynn Szada-Olinger

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