for Understanding the Word of God
Practice Exercises for using the TOOLS of Discernment Template
Create two headings:
Label the one on the left, ‘This world and its ruler, Satan’ (1 Jn. 5:19; Jn. 12:31; Rev. 12:9)
and the one on the right, ‘The Lord and His Eternal Kingdom’ (2 Pet. 1:11; Col. 1:13).
Then look at the words you find in James 3:14-17 and place them under their corresponding category (and/or highlight them).
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.