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True Wisdom – James 3:13-18

10. True Wisdom walks in humility and with the humble.

Philippians 2:1-11; James 4

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20)

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:3-8)

Study it Out

  1. Just as injustice insults our Maker, so does pride. What does this tell you about God’s own humility? How has He displayed humility throughout time toward His creation?
  2. How does the truth that God is humble shed light on a false sense of humility we can tend to portray? In other words, what’s the difference between putting yourself down continually and a true, Christ-like humility?
  3. According to James 4, what is at the root of all conflict? What, therefore, is a good gauge to discover if you are acting out of heavenly wisdom or earthly wisdom?