Thriving in God’s Wisdom

Thriving in God’s Wisdom (James 1:5-8; 3:13-18)

I. Thriving in God’s Wisdom (Proverbs 4:7)

A. Seven characteristics of God’s wisdom (James 3:17)

1. God’s wisdom is first pure. (James 3:17; Matthew 5:8)
2. God’s wisdom is peaceable. (James 3:17; Proverbs 14:30; Matthew 5:9)
3. God’s wisdom is gentle. (James 3:17; Psalm 103:10; Matthew 5:5; 11:28-30)
4. God’s wisdom is willing to yield. (James 3:17)
5. God’s wisdom is full of mercy and good fruits. (James 3:17; Matthew 5:7)
6. God’s wisdom is impartial. (James 3:17)
7. God’s wisdom is without hypocrisy. (James 3:17)

B. Living according to God’s wisdom (James 3:18)

Application:
God’s wisdom pertains to how one lives their daily life. It is not merely the possession of knowledge but the proper application of it that counts. How will you wisely apply the knowledge you have gained from today’s sermon? In what areas are you seeking wisdom?

For Further Study:
Read more about wisdom in Proverbs 1:7; 3:7; 4:6-7; 13:1; 14:8; 15:12; 29:11.

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