But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
The choosing of worldly wisdom over the wisdom of God is motivated by proud arrogance and boasting. James’ use of the words, “glory not” is no more than a warning to us to avoid proud arrogance and boasting.
Arrogance and boasting is clearly and simply the hallmark of a man who is concentrated on self rather than God. “Look what I did!” screams the boastful person, or the person operating under the wisdom offered by the world. “Look what God did!” screams the person operating under the wisdom offered by God. After all, none of what we accomplish is our own; James already told us that once back in Chapter 1 of his epistle.
James 1:17Every good gift and every…
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