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  1. To me wisdom covers a very wide area but basically is the application of knowledge in a variety of ways. Perhaps the best explanation of wisdom in James is found in five verses in chapter 3 which we will probably get to in a future lesson so I won’t say anything about them here:

    Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 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. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy (James 3:13-17 NKJV)

    Knowledge without proper wisdom destroys as Paul said, “We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies” (1 Cor 8:1 NKJV). It is how we use what we have that constitutes wisdom. Like the quoted philosopher said, “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they would like to say something.”

    I scanned through the rather long list in proverbs that describe a fool and I am surprised how many apply to me.

  2. In is good to have wisdom but even better to share it. For in the sharing we have to think it through and reassess what we thought to be true. If we don't think it through well, someone else will help us and our wisdom will grow and improve in another deminsion.

  3. Knowledge is absorbing information, wisdom comes from God. It is practical and impractical to our human eyes. Wisdom encompasses every aspect of existence, but only God knows all things without error. By His grace and mercy, He shares with us His wisdom. He places within us the capacity and ability to understand and grasp little bits, even though we think we're making great strides.

    Even in learning what we consider 'wise', God gives us what we need and can share. He offers us His wisdom and understanding because in our foolish humanity, we may think at times we know-it-all but in reality, as His children, we only know what God imparts.

  4. I believe James is telling us that we need wisdom when we study the Word of God. If we don't have wisdom from God we will be tossed around like flotsam on the waves because we won't know which 'knowledge' that we hear is true or not.
    James tells us that a double minded man is unstable, I think this means that we cant believe two conflicting ideas and be stable.
    I think this is like believing people have an immortal soul and that some will burn in hell forever. How can an immortal soul which does not have a body burn, there is nothing that can burn.

  5. Faith wothout works does not lead to salvation. I think that every adventist including myself should be out there preaching the gospel of the second coming of Jesus. Matthew 28V 19, 20 requires us to go and make desciples.... Action is require, our faith in His coming must be seen in our zeal to act in teaching the word of His coming. A doctor is known not oonly by his qualifications by mainly by attending patiants everday,

  6. “Wisdom” is the ablity to make the right or correct choice & “knowladge” is gained by expercinces or detailed sturdy.
    Bascilly wisdom is a gift given from God & through faith along with wisdome we all become better workers for Jesus Christ

  7. The wise man believeth that to obey is better than sacrifce. 1 Samuel 15:22. The foolish man is wise in his own conceit. Proverbs 26:5. To be wise in your own conceit is to have knowledge without wisdom.

  8. I think about knowledge as the experience accumulated from practicing what we know and learned along the years. For instance even when we make mistakes we become wiser if we don't repeat them again. "Foul me once shame on you, foul me twice shame on me". The trial process that God allows in our life is to increase our faith and to become wiser in our spiritual life. Real wisdom comes when we have reverence for the Creator and obey his commandments because it is said in Ecl. 12:14 "God is going to judge everything we do, whether good or bad, even things done in secret".

  9. Wisdom should be asked from God with ernest faith of total believe that it will be provided for.And this should be out of humility based on our good christian living accompanied by our actions/deeds.By doing so we will be enable us to make good judgement in our christian walk.With a strong faith, we can tell the mountains to move and they will will move.

  10. At the end of the day the child of God keeps their eyes focused on the Lord, irregardless of all trials and tribulations, they may fall now and again but their cry is "master the tempest is raging but unto the my salvation lies"


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