If you are wise and understand God's ways,
prove it by living an honorable life,
doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.
But if you are bitterly jealous
and there is selfish ambition in your heart,
don't cover up the truth with boasting and lying.
For jealousy and selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom.
Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.
For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition,
there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure.
It is also peace loving, gentle at all times,
and willing to yield to others.
It is full of mercy and good deeds.
It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
James 3:13-17 NLT