Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wisdom (James 3)

Read James 3:13-18.

Wisdom is knowledge acted upon. If you know something to be true and don't act upon it, you are foolish. If you know that God hates sin, how should a wise person respond?

According to 3:15, what is one source of "wisdom"? Is this true wisdom? Why or why not?

What are some characteristics of the life lived based on this kind of wisdom?

What is the ultimate result for those who live based on this kind of wisdom?

As a group, list several examples of "earthly wisdom."

According to 3:17, from where does true wisdom come? How can you find true wisdom?

If the characteristics of earthly wisdom all find their root in selfishness, where would you say the characteristics of heavenly wisdom find their roots?

According to 3:13, in what frame of mind should we do our activities? What do you think this means? Give some examples.

How will you pursue the "wise life" this week?

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