But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
As James indicates not all “wisdom” comes from God. Be very careful to discern the difference. True wisdom is not self serving or envious or interested in self ambition.