Study 8 of 13 on The Book of James
“Never trust a minister who speaks of nurture, meekness, and holiness, but whose library is filled with books on “how to make your millions,” or is involved is selling you snake oils that will cure ailments that have confounded the medical world. Humility is not found in the paths of those who want riches at whatever cost…and wisdom is nowhere near the door of those who seek to impress you with knowledge.”—Falvo Fowler
Scriptural Basis: Deut. 4:6; Ps. 24:3–6; Jer. 3:6–10, 20; Acts 19:13–16; Gal. 5:17; James 3:13–4:10. Key Text: “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you” (James 4:10, NASB).
● The Book of James ● 8 The Humility of Heavenly Wisdom (Nov 22) Scriptural Basis: Deut. 4:6; Ps. 24:3–6; Jer. 3:6–10, 20; Acts 19:13–16; Gal. 5:17; James 3:13–4:10. Key Text: “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you” (James 4:10, NASB). “Never trust a minister who speaks of nurture, meekness, and holiness, but whose library is filled with books on “how to make your millions,” or is involved is selling you snake oils that will cure ailments that have confounded the medical world. Humility is not found in the paths of those who want riches at whatever cost…and wisdom is nowhere near the door of those who seek to impress you with knowledge.”—Falvo Fowler Discussion Questions: 1. In general terms, what do people think of meekness or humility? 2. In what ways is the biblical definition of “humility” different from that of the world’s? 3. How is the world’s definition of “wisdom” different from that of Scripture? 4. What biblical characters help us best to understand the positive attributes of humility and wisdom? 5. God promised Israel that surrounding nations would come to admire them as “a wise and understanding people.” How do we pursue this kind of wisdom without it resulting in pride? 6. In what practical ways can you nurture a spirit of humility in the soul?

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