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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)

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