Wise Tongues (James 3: 13 - 18)
Updated: May 26, 2022
Wisdom from Above
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Discipleship Group Questions:
1. What does your tongue reveal about your heart?
2. How does thinking about our use of words cause you to adore Jesus even more for the way he used his own tongue?
3. What are the four prescriptions the bibles gives for growth in wisdom?
(Hint: Psalm 111:10; 1 Cor 1:30; Psalm 119:97-100; James 1:5)
4. In what practical ways will you make every effort, prayerfully, to speak more fluently in your “native tongue” today?