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The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Addressing discord in the Christian community, the writer urges spiritual wisdom as the remedy for “bitter envying and strife” (v. 14, citation 6 ). His list of wisdom’s characteristics has been compared to Paul’s portrayal of the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22, 23 ) and guidance about charity (see I Corinthians, chap. 13 ).

The Bible Lessons serve as weekly study guides as well as the sermon in every Christian Science Sunday church service. Learn more at BibleLesson.com

Resources quoted in this issue

RR: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Romans. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Romans. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.

Cit. 6: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Letters of James and Peter. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Letters of James and Peter. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.

Cit. 7: NLT Study Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.

Cit. 8: Blue Letter Bible. www.blueletterbible.org.

Cit. 11: Keener, Craig S., John H. Walton, eds. NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2016.

Cit. 20: Blue Letter Bible. www.blueletterbible.org; Soards, Marion L. New International Biblical Commentary—1 Corinthians. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.

Cit. 21: Harrison, Everett Falconer, G. W. Bromiley, and Carl F. H. Henry. Baker’s Dictionary of Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1960.

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