Tuesday, February 28, 2017

more of God's wisdom



Most of us reading this have a relationship with God and believe that Christianity is vital to our lives.  Walk through these words about wisdom and wise thinking.

James 3:13–18 NLT
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. 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. 17 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 the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

God’s wisdom provides for good living and an honorable life.  God’s wisdom differentiates between human reason and godly thinking.  Real wisdom, in my opinion, is what God gives (as verse 17 says) being pure, peace loving and gentle.

Step a little further into the fact that peace comes from God’s wisdom.  Love this from verse 18… peace makers plants seeds of peace and harvest righteousness.  I want more of that!

James 1:5  NLT
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

That is my life verse.  We need more of God’s wisdom!

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