Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday – True Wisdom

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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 3:17-18

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In the book of James, it is asked, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”  That kind of question  makes you want to raise your hand and say “ME, ME, I want to be wise!!” doesn’t it?  Being wise and understanding and having it being shown through our daily life…sounds wonderful!

But this verse follows with some specific characteristics of true wisdom.  God’s Word tells us that the wisdom that comes from above is not just knowing things, but has qualities of pureness, loves peace and avoids strife, is submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.   That’s a pretty tall order!  But as we seek the Lord for His wisdom, He will fill our hearts with wisdom that goes beyond just knowing and enters being filled with His righteousness.  It is a wisdom filled with these beautiful things along with the promise to raise a harvest of righteousness. 

May we seek that wisdom from above to fill us and overflow from our hearts.

 

9 comments:

  1. So true! Wisdom like that points to God, not to ourselves -- truly humble in nature and absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I love your picture with the words all throughout.

    Such beautiful thoughts and scripture to ponder on.

    Bless you and happy WFW!

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  3. Yes! I once heard that wisdom is knowledge that changes the heart.... just what you said!

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  4. What a wonderful reminder! Have a great WFW!

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  5. So true! Thank you for the reminder Joyce!

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  6. I love this passage in James. Still don't embody it in heart, mind and soul, but I long to!

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  7. hi; first time commenting on your blog; I loved the Bible trivia post, I knew some of the trivia but not all of it. It is interesting that the Bible is one of the most shoplifted books; an acquaintance we knew that had a Bible bookstore said the most shoplifted item from their store was the wrist bands "WWJD", I'm thinking Jesus sure wouldn't be stealing......

    love these verses from James; love the book of James for that matter. That is the wisdom I want to have and the wisdom I pray for :)

    added myself as a follower to your blog; looking forward to getting to know you better :)

    betty

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