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Do you have wisdom? Do you know what
wisdom is? One of the simplest definitions of wisdom is "good sense." Do
you have good sense? How can you know? The words "wisdom," "wise," "wisely,"
"wiser," and "wisest" are found in no less than 380 verses in the Bible.
That means the subject of wisdom is an important one. But for now, let's
use the book of James to measure whether or not you have wisdom:
How did you do? According to the guidelines
we find in the book of James, do you have wisdom? If you don't, there's
still lots of hope! There's one more thing the Book of James tells us about
If you live a good life and do things
in humility, you have wisdom. (See James
If you keep bitter envy and selfish
ambition in your heart, then you do not have heavenly wisdom. (See James
If you are pure, peace-loving, considerate,
submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere, then
you have wisdom. (See James
There are still many other facts about
wisdom in God's Word. The best way to learn how to be wise is to read and
study God's Word. Remember, you can have wisdom if you truly desire it
and ask God for it.
If you lack wisdom, then you should
ask God for it, because He gives wisdom generously. (See James
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