James 3:13-18 (893)


         A.  James asked this question to his readers in chapter 3 and verse 13:  “Who is wise and
               understanding among you?”
               1.  He followed with instructions about wisdom.

          B.  Let’s focus on a study of wisdom as taught by James.

      I.  What is wisdom?

          A.  Wisdom is understanding.  V13a

                1.  Understanding will enable us to overcome poor human relationships.  Vv14-16

           B.  Wisdom is understanding and doing those things that make life better.  V13b 

     II.  How can we obtain wisdom?

           A.  By asking God.  James 1:5; Proverbs 3:5-7, 13-18 (487)

           B.  By observing wisdom and learning from it.  Proverbs 17:24 (496); 13:20

           C.  By reading the word of God.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 (880)

    III.  How do we practice wisdom?  By applying the principles:  James 3:17

           A.  By living a pure life.  Romans 12:1-2 (837)

           B.  By seeking peace with others.  Romans 12:18

           C.  By being gentle with people.  Ephesians 4:31-32 (865)

           D.  By yielding (being entreating) to others.  James 3:17

           E.  By forgiving others.  Matthew 18:21-22 )719)

           F.  By doing good deeds for others.  James 1:27 (892)

           G.  By being impartial and sincere.  James 3:17; Matthew 7:12 (708)

Conclusion:  James 3:13a.  Let’s ask ourselves this question:  “Am I wise?”