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The Test of Faith - Wisdom From Above, Part 1

June 24, 2018 Pastor: Verne Nakasone Series: James

Passage: James 3:13–3:13


Today in chapter 3, James has directed our attention to our words. How can my actions flow out of genuine faith which includes controlling my tongue? How can apply what James has been teaching thus far in this letter?

The answer is given in the final verses of this third chapter. The answer is the wisdom of God. James begins his application of the first three chapters by asking this critical question in verse 13, “Who is wise and understanding among you?”


1B. What wisdom is not—One must not confuse wisdom with intelligence or educa-tion. What our culture has done is to replace God’s revelation as found in the Bible with rationality as determined by men. The problem today is not intellect or information but the lack of godly wisdom. (1 Corinthians 1:20-25; 2 Timothy 3:14-17).
2B. What wisdom is—Wisdom is godliness that is vital, practical, and observable (Psalm 1:1-2; Proverbs 2:6; 1 Kings 3:5-10; Proverbs 4:3-5; Colossians 3:16-17).
1B. Conduct, verse 13b.
1C. PROOF—”Let him show”
2C. PRACTICE—”by good conduct that his works”
3C. PRINCIPLE—”in the meekness of wisdom”

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