Wisdom Is the Principle Thing
•We must begin each thing with the
right goal for wisdom.
Prov. 1:1-7; 2:1-7; 4:7
•How can we gain the God kind of
•Why have the Godly wisdom vs. any
•How can we have the God kind of
The Question and the Answer
•Who is wise and understanding
among you? Let him show by
good conduct that his works are
done in the meekness
(gentleness) of wisdom.
•Christ is this way… 2 Cor. 10:1
•We must put on this trait as
well… Col. 3:12; Titus 3:2
•We must recognize the problems that
ungodly thinking makes: James 3:14-16
•Envy and Self-seeking… James 1:20
•Produces boasting and lying against the
Truth… 2 Cor. 10:12; 1 Cor. 13:4-5
•Their origin is earthly, sensual and
demonic. 1 Jn. 2:15-17; 1 Tim. 3:6
•Avoid these because envy and self-
seeking brings confusion and every evil
Godly Wisdom Enabler’s
•Is first Pure. It must be ran through the filter
of God’s pure truth, unmixed with evil.
•Then peaceable. It aims for peace.
•Gentle. Exercises a controlled gentle spirit.
•Willing to yield. open to reason ESV.
•Full of mercy (kindness) and good fruits.
Shows goodness and help to others.
•Without Partiality. Being nonjudgmental
•Without Hypocrisy. Having unfeigned sincerity
Get the God Kind of Wisdom!
•God’s word reveals how. 2 Pet. 1:3; Jas. 3:18
•The God kind of wisdom is shown by a
righteous life guided by a gentle and properly
•Begin your godly life today by obeying the
gospel of Christ. Eph. 1:13; 1 Cor. 15:3-4
•Hear & Believe the gospel… Rom. 1:16-17
•Repent of sin… Acts 2:38
•Confess Christ… Rom. 10:10
•Baptism into Christ… Gal. 3:27