Faith In Action-Worldly Wisdom is Motivated by Strife


Truth in Palmyra

faith in action

James 3:14

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.


Read all of James Chapter 3 here

We previously discussed what motivates us to choose worldly wisdom over the wisdom of God. Our previous devotional covered how we allow jealousy and envy to cause us to make this choice.

The KJV translation uses the word “strife” to discuss our next topic. Other translations use the words, “selfish ambition” to relay the thought. Not only are we jealous of what others have which we do not have, but we are strongly motivated by our own ambition to choose worldly wisdom.

We want what we want, we want it how we want it, and we want it now. That sums up our sinful natures and drives us to gain our wisdom from the wrong sources. The world tells us how to…

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