Significant Traits of Wisdom

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13).

Biblically speaking, wisdom is far more than an intellectual attainment.

Genuine wisdom is multi-dimensional. In this passage, James gives four significant traits of this precious spiritual treasure:

  • A truly wise person is discerning. He can distinguish between good and evil and also between good, better, and best.

  • A truly wise person is discreet. He understands how to bring the best out of others without being heavy handed or demeaning.

  • A truly wise person demonstrates his wisdom by living an exemplary life which others can easily follow.

  • A truly wise person is disciplined. He does not act rashly or impulsively. He conducts himself with meekness (i.e., power under control).

Who is wise and understanding among you?

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