Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two Kinds Of Wisdom

James 3:17; "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits. without partiality, and without hypocrisy".

True wisdom is a gift of God. It is pure: serious of holiness both in our heart and life.

This wisdom from above is peaceable, the ones possessing this wisdom do all they can to preserve peace.

Wisdom from above is gentle. This means not being overbearing or rude in speaking. Not to be harsh or cruel, watching ones temper.

This wisdom is also open to reason. There is an easiness to yield ourselves to the true beliefs of God's word.

There is mercy in the wisdom from above. We are able to forgive those who have offended us. We are able to help those who are in need.

This wisdom does not change or hide itself. There is no deceit; it is sincere, open, and consistent. Godly wisdom will go on to sow fruits of righteousness.

I Corinthians 1:20; "Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world"?

The wisdom of the world is one that fails to include God. It gives importance to the self-sufficiency of humans, making man the highest of authority and refuses to be aware of God's revelation of Jesus.

God calls this type of wisdom foolishness. People having the wisdom of the world have failed to look for the truth or come to know God.

When believing in God, one must build up a godly contempt for both human wisdom and a secular view of worldly wisdom.

Wisdom of the world has nothing to do with God so one must stay away from the views of the world. Not doing this Satan will have a chance to move in on us. Letting oneself believe just one view can open the door for Satan. We need to be very careful.

I would much rather have the wisdom of God than the wisdom of the world. It is in God that I can find love, comfort, mercy, grace, and power. The wisdom of the world offers me none of these things. Which would you rather have?

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

I pray for the wisdom that only God can offer me. I don't care to be the smartest or wisest person in the 'world' but I do desire God's wisdom. There are many people I have come accross in my life that resonate with the wisdom of our Lord...I desire that for me! Thank you for this awesome post.

Jenifer said...

I want the wisdom that God can give. He says it's there, all we have to do is ask. GReat post!

Kandi said...

Wisdom from God is gentle and kind, merciful and powerful. The wisdom of God is where I long to be, in the peaceful presence of the wisdom of Lord, not in the strife of the wisdom of the world.