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Who is Wise ?. “Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13 ASV. Who is Wise ?. Man is interested in wisdom Gen. 3 Eve tempted Difference between Wisdom and Knowledge

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Who is Wise ?

“Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13 ASV

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Who is Wise ?

Man is interested in wisdom

Gen. 3 Eve tempted

Difference between Wisdom and Knowledge

Knowledge - possession facts

Wisdom - proper application

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“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 NKJV

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I. One who lives a Good Life

“Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13 ASV

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I. One who lives a Good Life

Worldly standards of wisdom

I.Q. tests

Degrees from Universities

Oratory or wit

BA

BS

MA

PHD

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I. One who lives a Good Life

  • God’s standards of wisdom
  • Good works
  • James 1:27
        • Fatherless & Widows
        • Unspotted from world
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I. One who lives a Good Life

  • God’s standards of wisdom
  • Meekness
        • Horse broken to ride
        • Strength harnessed
        • “Gentle Strength”
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18.Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness";

1 Cor. 3:18,19

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Controlling the Tongue

  • Wisdom to control tongue
  • v.14-16 – earthly wisdom
        • Bitter envy – jealousy
        • Strife – Lying
        • Confusion
        • Evil works
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Controlling the Tongue

  • Wisdom refrains the tongue
        • Ex. 20:7 – Cursing
        • Col.3:8 – filthy speaking
        • 1 Tim.6:4,5 – railing
        • Jas. 1:19 – Hasty words
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“Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.” Jer. 9:8 NKJV

Deceit

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“A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, And a flattering mouth works ruin.” Prov. 26:28

Flattery

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Gossip

A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people. A person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others.

A person who spreads rumors or idle, fruitless tales (Nelson’s Bible Dictionary).

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Controlling the Tongue

  • Wisdom to control tongue
  • v.17-18 – True wisdom
        • Pure – unmixed
        • Peaceable – pure
        • Gentle – courteous
        • Willing to yield
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Controlling the Tongue

  • Wisdom to control tongue
  • v.17-18 – True wisdom
        • Full of Mercy
        • Without partiality
        • No hypocrisy
        • Fruit of Righteousness
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“In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise.” Prov. 10:19

Intelligent

“Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.” Prov.17:28

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“A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.” Prov. 29:11

1 Pet. 3:10 “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:”

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Who is Wise ?

“Who is wise and understanding among you? let him show by his good life his works in meekness of wisdom.” James 3:13 ASV

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II. One who listens to Counsel

Silly

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise.” Prov.12:15

Intelligent

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“And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.” 2 Thes. 3:2

  • Disorderly
  • Under no discipline
  • Out of place
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III. One who Wins Souls

Prov. 11:30 “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

Valuable

Soul

Eternal

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“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

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“When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you shall surely die!' and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.” Ezekiel 33:8

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“Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.”

Ezekiel 33:9

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Who is Wise ?

1. Lives a good Life

Good works

Meekness

Controls the tongue

2. Listens to Counsel

3. Wins souls

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Who is Wise ?

Ask God for Wisdom

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“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 ESV

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Sermon by Arthur Pigman

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

evanscoc@bellsouth.net

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Morning July 5, 2009