“A good example is the best sermon.”
This quote from Ben Franklins’ “Poor Richards Almanac”, could well have been inspired by reading the book of James.
This Sunday we’ll be reading James 3:13-18 where the theme begun in chapter two continues, but now James zeroes in on the topic of wisdom.
As with faith, James tells us that true wisdom is functional. It must have a practical demonstration in the lives of those who embrace it.
As you read this passage, what essential trait does James describe for wisdom that comes from God?
How does James describe wisdom that lacks that essential trait?
If you use v 17-18 as a guide, how would you describe wisdom as James sees it?
Read 1 Cor 13 – what, if any, correlation do you see between what Paul says and what James says in our passage?
Looking forward to exploring this further with you on Sunday!