Josh continues our discussion from the Book of James. James is talking about wisdom. Where does it come from and what does it look like? James unapologetically declares that it comes from God. It isn't found in titles or positions or offices. It is characterized by humility. It is pure, peaceful, gentle, unhindered, and without hypocrisy -- among other things. The wise person is one who wants to hear from God. James 3:13-4:3; James 4:7-10.
Josh shared a quote today from William Barclay:
"One of the most difficult things in the world is to argue without passion and to meet arguments without wounding. To be utterly convinced of one's own beliefs without at the same time being bitter to those [beliefs] of others is no easy thing; and yet it is a first necessity for the Christian teacher."