(James 3:14-16) – But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. (NKJV) James had been talking about true wisdom in the previous verses, describing what it was. Just to make sure we didn’t miss the point, he then contrasts it by telling us what it is NOT, and what it results in.He doesn’t beat around the bush either.Earthly wisdom – first of all it is manifested as bitter envy and self-seeking (you know, looking out for “numero uno”…) Not only does it produce BAD behavior and motives, it is [...]
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