Monday, November 21, 2016

True Godly Wisdom

November 21

Daily Bible Reading: James 3

Verse of the Day: James 3:10 – “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.”

In this chapter, James presents some warnings about how we misuse our tongues. He challenges us to consider how that we praise God one moment and then curse or call down doom on those around us. We speak good of God, and speak badly of our fellow men.

He calls us to consider that nature does not display this type of behavior. What is good is good, and what is bad is bad. There is no room for a mixture. In our verse today, James convicts us that true wisdom has these eight values in it. If, and this is a strong line of understanding, the wisdom you are living by does not line with these eight attributes, then it is not from God. Perhaps we need to pause and consider what we are looking at to guide our lives.

Prayer: Open my eyes that I might see the truth around me, O Spirit of Truth. Amen.

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