Today’s scripture: James 3:14-18
The world has wisdom of its own. It is a wisdom that says, “I know everything
and am in total control. Therefore, I don’t need a god.” The worldly wise are
selfish, looking out only for themselves.
That’s not the wisdom the Bible talks about. Godly wisdom is selfless. Those of
us who follow Christ and seek the Father’s will grow to know our triune God
more intimately through His word.
We learn about loving our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31). We learn about
godly humility and meekness (Matthew 23:12; Philippians 2:5-9). We learn about
taking up our cross (Luke 14:27). We learn about the fruit of the Spirit
manifested in each of us (Galatians 5:22-23).
That wisdom is so very different than the “intellect” the world sees as wisdom.
It has nothing to do with book knowledge or degrees or facts. It has everything
to do with a pure heart.
How wise are you? Are you so busy trying to attain worldly wisdom that you
neglect to seek wisdom that will last through eternity?
Seek God’s wisdom, a wisdom that is pure and gentle and merciful. A wisdom that
loves and serves both God and those around you.