Two Kinds of Wisdom

Week beginning: 18th November, 2018 | By Brent Haywood | Edinburgh

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbour bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness."

James 3:13-18 (NIV)

Although it is not part of scripture, the heading that the NIV gives to this portion of James is a useful one. There are two kinds of wisdom.

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