True wisdom comes from God


This is a topic that needs to be understood and spoken of. As we grow in our understanding of the Bible and in turn of God. God Himself opens our hearts and minds to the real truth. In James three we gain an insight of what is wisdom from God and what is from the world.
If you receive a teaching that causes division, that causes strive, that inspires selfishness and self-serving behavior. That for instance says that you are better than others. This is not of God, but of the world and is evil.
When a message speaks of a “select” that causes those listening to think they are above all others. This can cause jealousy and makes those that think they are the “select” be selfish in their desires and thoughts. Those that teach this type of message are self-serving and so are of the world. In fact in verse fifteen it goes so far as to say that not only is it worldly, but also unspiritual and demonic or devilish depending on which translation of the Bible you look too. If it is demonic or devilish, then it has only one source, which is Satan himself.
True wisdom is explained simply. You live an honorable life and you follow the true teachings of the Bible in humility, for that is true wisdom. It states in the seventeenth verse that true wisdom first of is pure.
Pure – hagnos – (originally, in a condition prepared for worship), pure (either ethically, or ritually, ceremonially), chaste.
Hagnos is connected to hagios – “holy,” – properly, pure (to the core); virginal (chaste, unadultered); pure inside and out; holy because uncontaminated (undefiled from sin), i.e. without spoilation even within (even down to the center of one’s being); not mixed with guilt or anything condemnable.
Then it is peaceable – eirenikos – what pertains to peace, i.e. God’s gift of wholeness which results from knowing (discerning) the Lord’s will and obeying it.
Then it is easy to be intreated – eupeithes – properly, “well-persuaded,” already inclined, i.e. already willing (pre-disposed, favorable to); easy to come to terms with because already willing. Ready to obey
Full of mercy and good fruits.
Without partiality – adiakritos – without uncertainty, unambiguous, undivided, whole-hearted
Without hypocrisy.
“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”
These are the signs to look for when someone is truly given insight and knowledge of the Word of God. Anything else is not of the Bible and so is not of God and thus is not true wisdom.
James 3:13 If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

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