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James 1: 5-8 Making Decisions Under Pressure

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Making Decisions Under Pressure

James 1: 5-8

When making decisions under pressure….

  1. Ask for wisdom 1:5
    1. Ask as obediance 1:5a-b
      1. Our greatest need: wisdom 5a
        1. Beware: Two kinds of wisdom
          1. James 3:13-18
          2. Psalm 1:1
          3. Proverbs 3:34
          4. Proverbs 14:6
          5. Proverbs 22:10
          6. Proverbs 29:8
        2. 7 Qualities of Godly Wisdom: James 3:17
          1. Primary: Moral (“pure”)
          2. Peacable (3:18)
          3. Gentle (yielding)
          4. Reasonable
          5. Full of mercy and good fruits
          6. Impartial (non-judgmental)
          7. Sincere
      2. Our Primary source: God  5b
    2. Ask by faith in God as God  1:5c
  2. Ask with confidence 1:6-8
    1. God is fully reliable  1:6a
      1. 2 Chronicles 16:7-9
    2. Failure to rely brings instability  1:6b-8