James 3:13-18
I. Heavenly Wisdom
1. Source

Prov 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Prov 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

2. Characteristics
  • Pure
  • Peace-loving
  • Considerate
  • Submissive
  • Full of Mercy
  • Good fruit
  • Impartial
  • Sincere
3. Results
  • Beautiful life
  • Humility of heart
II. Hellish Wisdom
1. Source
  • Earthly
  • Unspiritual
  • Devilish
2. Characteristics
  • Bitter envy
  • Selfish ambition
3. Results

Vs 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.


You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus, Mark 10:42-45)