Living the Bible

Know-it-alls don't love-at-all (James 3:13-18)

April 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Living the Bible
Know-it-alls don't love-at-all (James 3:13-18)
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Living the Bible
Know-it-alls don't love-at-all (James 3:13-18)
Apr 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16

Know-it-alls don't love-at-all.

How can I say that? Because the Apostle James does. In James 3:13 he asks, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” and answers, “By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”

The Apostle links a wise and humble mind with good works. This implies the opposite, that a proud know-it-all mind will be evidenced in bad works. That’s made explicit in the following verses.

I’m sure many of us don’t need much persuasion that know-it-alls don’t love-at-all. We see it all around us in the lives of proud academics, arrogant new atheists, and our political and media elites.

Surely, none of us want to know like that or live like that, I hope. Instead we want to live a beautiful loving life. James shows us how in verses 14-18.

See transcript here.

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Know-it-alls don't love-at-all.

How can I say that? Because the Apostle James does. In James 3:13 he asks, “Who is wise and understanding among you?” and answers, “By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”

The Apostle links a wise and humble mind with good works. This implies the opposite, that a proud know-it-all mind will be evidenced in bad works. That’s made explicit in the following verses.

I’m sure many of us don’t need much persuasion that know-it-alls don’t love-at-all. We see it all around us in the lives of proud academics, arrogant new atheists, and our political and media elites.

Surely, none of us want to know like that or live like that, I hope. Instead we want to live a beautiful loving life. James shows us how in verses 14-18.

See transcript here.