James 3: 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
If we are rooted in Christ, we will find in Him our security, our significance, our self-worth, therefore, if the root is good, so will be the tree and so will be the fruit. I have created for you this simple illustration that you can download below. It is called: “The tree of wisdom”, for there is a wisdom that is from above, and a wisdom that is soulish, even demonic. Learn to discern between the two.
This is taken from the sermon I preached this morning at Kensington Temple, it will be available shortly on this website, as well as on YouTube, Facebook and kt.org.
Download the Tree of Wisdom PowerPoint Presentation