Tag: wisdom from above
Scripture reading for November 4th: James 3, Psalm 70, Proverbs 4
Key Scriptures: James 3:14-18 “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
Our world is full of jealous and selfish people who are out for themselves. This brings disorder and chaos to society. Christians must beware of this unspiritual and demonic form of earthly ‘wisdom’. God’s wisdom is peace-loving and gentle. It is open to reason and full of mercy. It is impartial and sincere. Christ’s followers sow this wisdom and the fruit of the Spirit of Jesus and reap a harvest of righteousness and peace.
Faith Confession: I lay hold of the Wisdom from heaven as I ask God to fill me with His Holy Spirit. I seek to sow God’s wisdom in the fruit of His Spirit to bring a harvest of peace, mercy and righteousness.
Proverbs 4:11-12 “I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble.”
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)