First Fifteen

Wisdom and Envy (James 3:13-4:10)

November 14, 2020 Ron Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 12
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Wisdom and Envy (James 3:13-4:10)
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First Fifteen
Wisdom and Envy (James 3:13-4:10)
Nov 14, 2020 Season 4 Episode 12
Ron Oltmanns

It’s not wise to envy, but we do it anyway.  The solution James gives for envy is surprising, but it shows true wisdom if we follow it.    James 3:13-4:10 reveals true vs. false wisdom and also what to do about envy or jealousy that threatens to take over our life. 

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We continue praying through James, a letter filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  One of the thematic verses in James is 1:19 - we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  In the last episode we showed how he turns to our speaking in ch. 3.  We got at least 6 images of speech as James talked about the tongue.

In today's reading James shows the tight connection between envy and wisdom.  He gives us seven characteristics of God's wisdom to meditate on.  Next he shows how our lack is really tied to our lack of faith in God, another way to point to a lack of wisdom.

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)

Show Notes

It’s not wise to envy, but we do it anyway.  The solution James gives for envy is surprising, but it shows true wisdom if we follow it.    James 3:13-4:10 reveals true vs. false wisdom and also what to do about envy or jealousy that threatens to take over our life. 

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We continue praying through James, a letter filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  One of the thematic verses in James is 1:19 - we should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  In the last episode we showed how he turns to our speaking in ch. 3.  We got at least 6 images of speech as James talked about the tongue.

In today's reading James shows the tight connection between envy and wisdom.  He gives us seven characteristics of God's wisdom to meditate on.  Next he shows how our lack is really tied to our lack of faith in God, another way to point to a lack of wisdom.

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)