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16 For [gar] where [hopou] envying [zelos] and [kai] strife [eritheia] is, there
[ekei] is confusion [akatastasia] and [kai] every [pas] evil [phaulos] work [pragma].KJV-Interlinear
16 For where jealousy and selfish
ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. NASB
The granddaddy of all sins is arrogance.Out of it, all evil and corruption flow.Envy is one of the worst of the sins, Prov.
Out of it comes jealousy, greed, desire, resentment,
and sooner or later, strife, trouble, conflict, discord, contention,
dissension, opposition and rebellion.
These are the products of worldly wisdom.Nothing good ever comes from those who
present themselves as wise in the world, when in fact they are not wise at all.
Worldly wisdom is what is left over when spiritual
wisdom is disregarded.
We have, every four years in our country, national
elections.These almost always make for
great examples of worldly wisdom and its repercussions.Public opinion this year is saturated with
When doctrine is ignored, then people flock to the
only thing that is left - worldly wisdom, and as we have read, the result will
always be disaster if worldly wisdom prevails.Fortunately we have many elected officials, many governments (local,
state, and federal) so the impact frrom any given region can be mitigated
But when the consensus of an entire nation moves
toward the wisdom of the world, then the real trouble will become apparent,
sooner than later.
But God is gracious, and He has given us such a vast
economy and complex system of society, that problems can be slowed down to some
But, James paints the picture of the worst possible
result of a society pursuing worldly wisdom.The hope of a society, in false wisdom, will turn to blame when things
do not occur as they are expected to.The blame will turn into an even greater resolve to force worldly wisdom
to work.Those failures will turn into
greater problems, then disillusionment, and anger, and hate, and so forth.
And, as James states here very clearly, every evil
thing will result.That is the worst
possible situation that a person, group, or nation can find themselves in.
There are two opinions in existence - truth and
evil.Truth comes from God, and evil
comes from Satan.
For every principle of truth, Satan has invented a
counter argument.And as evil takes hold
of a society, the attacks against the principles of truth, increase
dramatically, even to the point of the absurd.Evil will try with all of its might to destroy truth principles and all
that they stand for, and with that destruction, society itself is destroyed.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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