True Wisdom – James 3:13-18
11. True Wisdom loves, lives, and speaks the truth.
Colossians 3:9-10; 1 John 3:18, Jeremiah 17:5-10
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. (Psalm 51:6)
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. (Psalm 86:11)
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. (Colossians 3:9-10)
Study it Out
- According to Jeremiah, why can’t our hearts be trusted? According to that passage, Who is the only ultimately trustworthy Being? Why?
- If we can’t put full confidence in our emotions or understanding, why are the previous studies relating to faith and obedience in God and His Word so important? How does Colossians 3 further reiterate this?
- Although believing truth begins with our hearts and minds, what ultimately proves our belief in the truth or a lie?
- As the source of all that is true and right, God can never lie. Who is said to be the Father of Lies? How does this reminder help us to take the importance of seeking and living out the truth seriously?