In James 3 he tells us that there are two kinds of wisdom. All good people are called on to help out the less fortunate whether that means financially, physically, or in any other number of ways. The difference in wisdom is that worldly wisdom says that as long as you are doing good, you may as well get credit for it. This comes in the form of praise, good publicity, and generally having people think that you are a good person because you help others out.
On the other hand, Godly wisdom starts with reverence for God. This means that all that is done is not done for recognition but is done out of a love for God. James states that this is to be done with humility. He carries the idea of humility on into chapter 4.
- James 4:1-3 – Asking and Receiving
- James 4:4-6 – Friendship with the World
- James 4:7-10 – Humility
- James 4:11-12 – Judging Others
- James 4:13-17 – Boasting of Tomorrow