Wisdom from Above

James 3:17 KJV
But 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.
One of the most distinguishable aspects of wisdom that comes from above is that it is full of mercy which is basically compassion that is shown towards an offender. This describes how God relates with us

Ephesians 2:4-5 (AMP)
4 But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment).

Though we were lost in sin, God has shown us great mercy, great because we owed a debt that we could not pay but God in His mercy sent Christ to take the blame and so He Christ paid a debt that He did not owe.
Godly wisdom is not all talk. There are those who will show off how full of wisdom they are but when you look at their life you see not fruit of the wisdom they claim to have. Wisdom from above is demonstrated by good fruit. This comes through application. The bible tells us that we ought to let our light shine before men that they may see our good works and thus give glory to God in heaven.

Godly wisdom does not show partiality, it does not divide it doesn’t discriminate. Earthly wisdom seeks to discriminate by putting down others as you elevate yourself. Godly wisdom on the other hand tells us to consider others as better than self.
Godly wisdom is without hypocrisy. It does not pretend, saying one thing and doing another like the Pharisees would do. They would portray themselves as holy people who were full of wisdom and make such demands of people elevating themselves above the rest and yet the way they lived their life would tell a different story.

God is ready and willing to give wisdom liberally to anyone who will ask. May we ask for and embrace wisdom from above to guide us in our everyday walk with Jesus.