Anothen Lifestyle

The word ‘anothen’ (ä'-nō-then) appears 14 times in the New Testament. In the book of James 3:17 its translated: “...FROM ABOVE..’’ Here it describes the qualities of The Scripture’s wisdom and what they produce in those who practice them. “But the wisdom that is from above (anothen) is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” [James 3:17]. Pure = clean/uncontaminated, contains nothing false nor hurtful.

Peaceable = free from hostility and mental disturbances.

Gentle = yielding, actively considerate, wisely balances justice with grace.

Easy to be Entreated = not argumentative, reasonable, obedient.

Full of Mercy = compassionate, performs acts that relieve.

Good Fruits = honorable, produces sustainable results worthy of admiration.

Without Partiality = impartial, not a respecter of persons.

Without Hypocrisy = genuine/sincere, does not behave deceptively.

This defines true spiritually-rooted thinking and beautifully illustrates the qualities they produce in the heart.
So thankful God saves us from chasing each of these things by making them parts of one source!

- Anothen