IN his epistle to "the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad," James has much sage advice to give on such themes as patience, prayer, faith, and works; and among the many wise sayings with which his brief letter abounds, perhaps none can surpass those which deal with divine wisdom. Almost at the beginning the apostle writes, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him;" and farther on, he characterizes that divine wisdom which he entreats his fellow-Christians to ask of God, in the following terms: "The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
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