Earthly wisdom is not true wisdom at all; it is unspiritual and comes from the devil. Such “wisdom” is characterized by envy and selfish ambition, and it does not humbly acknowledge that everything we have is a gift from God. Alistair Begg reminds us that while such earthly wisdom eventually results in disorder and confusion, heavenly wisdom brings true peace.
14But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
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