“True wisdom creates a compelling life.”

December 1, 2019

James looks closer at the genuine Christian life as he broaches the topic of wisdom. Who is wise, and how do you tell? While we often evaluate wisdom based on how much someone knows, James evaluates wisdom based on how someone acts. False wisdom might sound good, but it produces disorder and conflict in life. True wisdom produces a beautiful life that creates harmony and peace in life. When we see Jesus producing that peace and harmony in our own lives, at such personal cost, we learn to embrace true wisdom.

Application Questions

  1. How do you normally evaluate wisdom in yourself and others? How does that compare to the way James evaluates wisdom?
  2. How do you see earthly wisdom at work in your life? Where do you experience jealousy, selfish ambition, and disorder? 
  3. How do you see heavenly wisdom at work in your life? Where do you experience meekness, peace, and humility? 
  4. How can you grow in heavenly wisdom by focusing on Jesus Christ? What would change practically in your life this week?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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