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  • Wise = sophos i.e. teacher, scribe, rabbi.Gentleness = prauteti i.e. not a gentleness growing out of weakness or resignation BUT strength under control, the control of the Spirit of God (Gal. 5:22-23).
  • Two wisdoms

    1. 1. TWO WISDOMS James 3:13-18 SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    2. 2. SK SRI PRISTINA – “CASE CLOSED”? •Discrimination? •Race? •Religion? •Politics? •Poor judgment? •Canteen issues •Establish the Truth •Listen to all sides •Visit the school •Judge Correctly •Act Appropriately •Retribution? •Reconciliation SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    3. 3. HE HAS SHOWN YOU, O MAN, WHAT IS GOOD .. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    4. 4. WHAT IS WISDOM?  “the ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding”. Herbert Lockyer. Knowledge + Understanding  Judgment  Action SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    5. 5. James 1 2My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trails of any kind …. 5If any if you is lacking in wisdom, ask God … SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    6. 6. WHO IS WISE? JAMES 3:13  3:13a. WHO is wise and understanding among you?  3:13b. SHOW by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 1:22. But be DOERS of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    7. 7. EARTHLY WISDOM, JAMES 3:14-16  Characteristics:  Bitter envy  Selfish ambition  Boastful & false to the truth  Consequences:  Disorder  Wickedness of every kind  Earthly  Unspiritual  Devilish SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    8. 8. HEAVENLY WISDOM, JAMES 3:17-18  Characteristics:  Pure  Peaceable  Gentle  Willing to yield  Full of mercy and good fruits  Without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy  Consequences:  Righteousness  Right relationship with God  Right relationship with one another i.e. peace  Peace  From Above SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    9. 9. GOD OF GRACE & GOD OF GLORY HARRY E. FOSDICK, 1939 God of grace and God of glory, On Thy people pour Thy power. Crown Thine ancient church’s story, Bring her bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, For the facing of this hour, For the facing of this hour. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    10. 10. Lo! the hosts of evil ’round us, Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways. From the fears that long have bound us, Free our hearts to faith and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, For the living of these days, For the living of these days. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    11. 11. Cure Thy children’s warring madness, Bend our pride to Thy control. Shame our wanton selfish gladness, Rich in things and poor in soul. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal, Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    12. 12. Set our feet on lofty places, Gird our lives that they may be, Armored with all Christ-like graces, In the fight to set men free. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, That we fail not man nor Thee, That we fail not man nor Thee. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13
    13. 13. Save us from weak resignation, To the evils we deplore. Let the search for Thy salvation, Be our glory evermore. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, Serving Thee Whom we adore, Serving Thee Whom we adore. SamuelOng/WHope/28.7.13