Wisdom from above!
Scripture reading for November 3rd: James 3
Key Scriptures for over-comers: James 3:17-18 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”
James urged his fellow-believers to seek godly wisdom and avoid worldly wisdom. Worldly wisdom springs from a heart that is selfish and ambitious. This “so-called” wisdom is actually from the devil and brings envy, jealousy, and disorder and strife along with evil works. But God’s wisdom comes from His throne and is pure and peace-loving and full of mercy. This wisdom brings a harvest of good fruit and works of righteousness. “Blessed are the peace-makers, for they will be called sons of God”. (Matthew 5:9)
Observations for over-comers: Godly wisdom belongs to those who follow Jesus Christ and seek His will and Word for wisdom from above. “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut of the memory of them from the earth.” (Psalm 34:14-16)