Friday, December 4, 2015

Who is Wise?

James 3:13-18
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.


We all seek it. We all want to be known as wise. Here we are told to prove our wisdom by not showing off, but by living as a wise person.

A truly wise person is not full of bitterness, envy, or strife. Those thins are all of this world and stem from a life of selfishness.

True wisdom comes from God. It is pure, peaceable, gentle, merciful, giving, and easily lived. If you are truly wise, then you will not talk one way and live another. Your walk will demonstrate our wisdom.

Another benefit to true wisdom is that you will live peaceably with those around you.

May we seek true wisdom and strive to live it.

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