How to test wisdom? True wisdom or false wisdom. James 3:13-18 Preached on 03-02-2013 @ MUC. Background. “What” of Wisdom ? It is not just accumulation of Knowledge. But it is the God-given ability to apply the right kind of knowledge to each situation. 1Cor 8: 1-3
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How to test wisdom? True wisdom or false wisdom
Preached on 03-02-2013
Wisdom from above and below.
Pro 4:5,7; 3:13; 9:10-12;Ps 111:10;8:10-13;19:8;
Pro 3: 5-6- “Do not lean on your own understanding”
Eg: Tower of Babel ( Gen 11), King Saul Putting on armour on David ( 1 Sam 17: 33,38-40), Roman expert’s advice( Acts 27:10-11)
We have 3 enemies: Eph 2: 1-3; 1 John 2:15-17
Man’s wisdom is foolishness to God (1 Cor 1:18-21
God’s wisdom is foolishness to Men ( 1 Cor 2:14)
Man’s wisdom comes from reason & explanation while God’s wisdom comes from revelation
Characteristics of False wisdom: Jam 3:14
Envy is usually associated with bitterness – Pro 14: 30
Characteristics of true wisdom:James3:17-18
True peace is based on Holiness/truth and not on compromise. Is 32:17
Origins of wisdom determines the outcome
Worldly wisdom produces :
1) Disorder/Confusion- 3:16, 1 Cor 14:33,40
2) Every evil practice-”Foul” – worthless , ethically bad conduct.
God’s wisdom produces blessing of harvest-3:18
What we are is what we live , what we live is what we sow What we sow determines what we reap.
How “ of Wisdom:
To get Godly wisdom – One must
There is a Man/Woman:
May God help us to choose the right kind of wisdom which “Exalts God Only” ( EGO)