James 3:17 AMP
17 But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile].
The very first thing about the wisdom that comes from above is that it is pure but what does that mean? This means that it is free from everything that is earthly and carnal. It is free from any sensuality and it is not selfish or devilish. This wisdom produces only purity of heart. It’s conversations are also pure free from pride and arrogance.
True wisdom from above is peaceable and it promotes peace. Those who have it have peace and promote peace with other believers plus it also seeks peace with ones enemies.
Jesus is the prince of peace; he says the peace that He gives us is not like the peace that the world has to offer. His is a peace that is birthed from within, a peace that stems from us knowing who we are in Him and the place of authority He has given us.
Wisdom that is from above is free from selfish assertion. This reminds me of the story of a farmer who was unhappy about the yield of his crops. He heard of a highly recommended new seed corn. He bought some and produced a crop that was so abundant his astonished neighbors asked him to sell them a portion of the new seed. But the farmer, afraid that he would lose a profitable competitive advantage, refused.
The second year the new seed did not produce as good a crop, and when the third-year crop was still worse it dawned upon the farmer that his prize corn was being pollinated by the inferior grade of corn from his neighbors’ fields. Had he exercised wisdom that is from above then he and his fellow farmers would have greatly benefited.
James 1:5 (AMP)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him.
This kind of wisdom is readily available to whoever will ask God for it, let’s learn to ask and not lean on our own understanding.