James 3:13-18 (ESV) Who is wise and understanding among you?  By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.  This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

True wisdom is from God.  As Christ-followers we have the Holy Spirit within us, giving us free access to all wisdom. True wisdom is reflected in good conduct, and characterized by peace, gentleness, mercy and good fruits.

There is no place for jealousy and selfish ambition. These always lead to all kinds of disorder and evil. Rather, we should be pursuing peace.

Have you allowed jealousy or selfish ambition to crowd your heart?

Have you tapped into Godly wisdom?

How can you become a peace maker?

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