Week # 33
OBJECTIVE: To be able to discern between heavenly wisdom and earthly,
Feasting on the Word:
James 3:13-18; James 1:5; Proverbs 4:5 & 7; 1 Corinthians 1:25; & 3:18-20;
How does James link the concepts of understanding, good conduct, and
meekness of wisdom? What do each of these terms mean? (James 3:13)
What conduct do verses 14-15 say are a result of earthly, sensual, or
demonic wisdom? Do you see examples of this type of behavior being
accepted in school, on TV, or in society in general? Does this make it
acceptable to God?
How serious do you think the sins of envy, a self-seeking heart, boasting, and
lying against the truth are? After reading verse 16, give some examples of
what “every evil thing” might include.
By contrast, how is the wisdom of God characterized in verses 17-18? Use a
dictionary or Bible concordance to look up each of these traits.
Look up Proverbs 9:10, Proverbs 4:5 & 7, and James 1:5. What is the
beginning of wisdom? Does God want to help us be wise? How do we gain
In Titus 3:1-6, Paul compares man’s life before and after receiving Christ. Is
there a difference in knowing what the wisdom of God is and practicing it?
1 Corinthians 1:25 compares God’s ways and man’s ways. Read
1Corinthians 3:18-20. How does God feel about the wisdom of this world?
Make a poster listing some of the scriptures in this lesson to help you and
your family remember to put God’s wisdom to work in your lives. Pray with
meekness for one another and ask God to help you make understanding,
good conduct, and meekness of wisdom a priority in your family.
Family Project: Take time to work on your family project. (Refer to list.)