James 3:13-18, Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
There are some passages that need little, if any commentary!
O Lord, help us to be wise men and women. Instill within us a wisdom that comes from above. A wisdom that reveals itself in both purity and a peaceable spirit. A wisdom that manifests itself in meekness, mercy, gentleness, and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. A wisdom that enables us to keep from the destructive sins of envy and strife!