God gives wisdom bountifully to all who ask Him.
But it is the man who must be the one who receives the wisdom "without fault"….without reproaching (upbraid…. oneidezō= to defame, to rail at) what he hears. The man who asks must be the one not upbraiding the wisdom given to him.
God does not find fault with those who will receive His wisdom in faith…belief. The righteous shall be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless.
But those who will hear His wisdom and contend with it shall not receive it.
James 1:5-8 KJV (5) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God,
that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be
Men who ask God for wisdom must receive His knowledge with faith when they will hear it or they cannot enter in to understand it. Those who resist in their unrighteousness are "outside" that knowledge and cannot enter in to receive it.
To “waver” = diakrino = to separate, to separate one's self in a hostile spirit, to oppose, strive with dispute, contend.
Such men who oppose His wisdom in their “wavering” doubt shall not receive any thing of the Lord.
They resist the Spirit of Truth when they hear it in their unbelief….thus “driven with the wind”…driven away with the Spirit (the wind) in their resistance towards what they hear the Spirit saying. The hearing of the Spirit of Truth causes them to resist it in their unbelief and they are agitated as the waves of the sea foaming up their shame in their words. Such men who behave that way are "tossed" away (Matthew 13:48).
(6) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth
is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. (7) For
let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
(8) A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
The wicked are like the troubled sea when they will resist what they hear. Though they name the name of Christ, they will not depart from iniquity as they speak evil words. They cannot rest as they speak turbulent words of resistance against what they will hear the Spirit of Truth saying….casting up their “mire and dirt”. There is no peace to the wicked as a double minded man is unstable in all of his ways.
Isaiah 57:19-20 KJV (20) But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. (21) There
is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
In contrast to the wicked, the righteous shall be like a tree planted by the “rivers of water”….the hearing of the living waters…hearing the Spirit of Truth…as they will drink in what the Spirit says. Psalms 1:3.
They will drink in what they hear the Spirit saying (being filled with the Spirit) rather than be found "drunken" on the wine of wrath.
The righteous will not be found in the company of those who will do evil towards what they hear but will always remember to do His will...to have brotherly love towards those "strangers" who will come to speak His living words of life and spirit to their hearing ears.
Psalms 1:1-6 KJV (1) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the
counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor
sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (2) But his delight is in the
law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
The righteous will bring forth his fruit in season….fruits of righteousness towards the hearing of the living waters of the Spirit (the “rivers of water”).
His leaf shall not wither as his tongue shall not speak contentious words towards the hearing of the living words but rather will rejoice. The righteous will not despise what they hear but instead will be planted in faith at their hearing of the living waters of the Lord and rejoice in it.
(3) And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that
bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not
wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
But those who will do wrong towards the hearing of the Spirit are not so. They are like the chaff which the wind (the Spirit) drives away as they resist that “wind” and shall not enter in to understand. The ungodly will not have peace and will not rejoice in what they hear. They are rejected.... "driven away".
(4) The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind
driveth away. (5) Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. (6) For
the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly