13 Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom. 14 However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead, it is from the earth, natural and demonic. 16 Wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and everything that is evil. 17 What of the wisdom from above? First, it is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair, and genuine.18 Those who make peace sow the seeds of justice by their peaceful acts. (James 3:13-18, CEB)
What is wisdom from on high?
It is pure.
It is peaceful.
It is gentle.
It is obedient.
It is filled with mercy.
It is filled with good actions.
it is fair.
it is genuine.
And all of these attributes must be true for everyone for it to be wisdom from above. If it is not all of these things for everyone, then it is born of selfish ambition.
So as you go through life and seek to follow after where God is leading, test what you ate thinking is wisdom and look out for the others in your life and around you.