True Wisdom – James 3:13-18
2. True wisdom Is a free gift from God that He desires to give generously.
James 1:5-8, 17; James 4:1-10Proverbs 8; Ephesians 1:15-23
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13)
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. (Proverbs 2:6-8)
Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: “To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense. (Proverbs 8:1-6)
Study it Out
- How is God’s good gift of the Holy Spirit the very best gift that we could receive?
- What keeps us from requesting or receiving the gift of wisdom according to James 1:5-8 and James 4:1-10?