Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 18, 2013

Godly or Worldly Wisdom

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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James 3:17. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical. 

Our question today is how do we discern the difference between what the world calls wisdom and the wisdom from God?  This verse describes the attributes of Godly wisdom.  Pure is without selfish motivation.  Peaceable brings agreeable results.  Gentle brings soft words when correction is needed.  Accommodating takes all needs into consideration.  Full of mercy shows empathy to those who are hurting.  Good fruit encourages the growth of the fruits of the Holy Spirit found in Galatians.  Impartial means not favoring the person or answer we like the best but the answer from God.  Not hypocritical is the follow through of living out the wisdom we presume to speak.  None of this is possible for us without knowledge of God’s Word and a willingness and commitment to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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