James 3:16 KJV
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
Envying is first and excites strife, strife endeavours to excuse itself by vain-glorying and lying and then (James 3:16) hereupon ensue confusion and every evil work.
Those who live in malice, envy, and contention, live in confusion and are liable to be provoked and hurried to any evil work. Such disorders raise many temptations, strengthen temptations, and involve men in a great deal of guilt.
One sin begets another, and it cannot be imagined how much mischief is produced: there is every evil work. And is such wisdom as produces these effects to be gloried in?
This cannot be without giving the lie to Christianity and pretending that this wisdom is what it is not. Where does such wisdom come from? It descendeth not from above, but ariseth from beneath and, to speak plainly, it is earthly, sensual, devilish, James 3:15.
It springs from earthly principles, acts upon earthly motives, and is intent upon serving earthly purposes. It is sensual indulging the flesh and making provision to fulfil the lusts and desires of it. Or, according to the original word, psychic, it is merely human, the working of natural reason, without any supernatural light.
And it is devilish, such wisdom is the wisdom of devils (to create uneasiness and to do hurt), and being inspired by devils, whose condemnation is pride (1 Timothy 3:6), and who are noted in other places of scripture for their wrath, and they’re accusing the brethren. And therefore those who are lifted up with such wisdom as this must fall into the condemnation of the devil.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
These verses show the difference between men’s pretending to be wise, and they’re being really so. He who thinks well, or he who talks well, is not wise in the sense of the Scripture if he does not live and act well. True wisdom may be known by the meekness of the spirit and temper.
Those who live in malice, envy, and contention, live in confusion; and are liable to be provoked and hurried to any evil work. Such wisdom comes not down from above, but springs up from earthly principles acts on earthly motives, and is intent on serving earthly purposes. The following link is a good description of the aforementioned.
Protestors breach WH barricades as tensions rise http://a.msn.com/01/en-ca/BB14ODrE?ocid=st2
Minneapolis City Council announces veto-proof push to disband police in George Floyd aftermath
The eye, which is the understanding (for some) the practical judgment, the conscience. Which is to the other faculties of the soul, as the eye is to the body, to guide and direct their motions now if this eye is single, if it makes a true and right judgment, and discern things that differ, especially in the great concern of laying up the treasure to choose aright in that.
It will rightly guide the affections and actions, which will all be full of the light of grace and comfort, but if this is evil and corrupt, and instead of leading the inferior powers, is led, and bribed, and biassed by them, if this is erroneous and misinformed. The heart and life are indeed full of darkness, and the whole conversation corrupt.
Time will be the ultimate judge of what mindset is being displayed in the aforementioned article. Sometimes it takes a hard lesson for the general public who are being led erroneously, to suffer. As we read this warning from God it is pointe out that part of the 40 years in the desert was to purge this generational mindset.
With this knowledge, it becomes visible the outcome of these current actions is going directly against God’s Laws placing those who believe they are “Right In Their Minds,” falling under God’s curses which will deal with them directly and their families over the next generations to come. Sadly the population under their leadership is about to suffer social immoralities erroneously.
Please remember these articles are the work of a humble servant of Yeshua doing His bidding as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet to warn of impending danger within the Assembly. May our Father abundantly bless each one of you with wisdom and discernment to go forward as His “Modern Day Disciples.”
“Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee, Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Yeshua is everlasting strength.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)