James 3:13-15

Wisdom from Above

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? m By his good conduct let him show his works n in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter o jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not p the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, q demonic.

  1. Cross References
    James 2:18
    But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
  2. Cross References
    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  3. Cross References
    James 3:16
    For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, ...
    Acts 5:17
    But the high priest rose up, and all who were w...
    Romans 2:8
    But for those who are self-seeking and do not o...
    2 Corinthians 12:20
    For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find ...
    Galatians 5:20
    Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fi...
    Philippians 1:17
    The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not ...
    Philippians 2:3
    Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humi...
    Romans 13:13
    Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in ...
  4. Cross References
    James 1:17
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 22:22
    And the Lord said to him, 'By what means?' And he said, 'I will go out, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' And he said, 'You are to entice him, and you shall succeed; go out and do so.
    2 Thessalonians 2:9 - 10
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders.
    1 Timothy 4:1
    Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.
    Revelation 2:24
    But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden.
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