The character of wisdom

ATD 161The Word

“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:16-18

Thought

Throughout the Proverbs we see the benefit of seeking God’s wisdom, the character and qualities of which are shared in the letter of James.

God’s wisdom is pure, that is, perfect and without flaw. God’s wisdom will not fail in its intentions. God’s wisdom manifests with perfect motivations, unlike any worldly sources of wisdom. The manifestation of the wisdom of God is genuine peace, gentleness,  and willingness to yield to others.

Those walking in the Lord’s wisdom display mercy and their lives marked by good deeds. They will not show favoritism, they are peacemakers, and the fruit produced by God through them will yield a harvest of righteousness.

Prayer

Lord, I pray that I will sense your perfect wisdom in my life and that it will manifest to others in such a way to be the evidence of your Spirit working in me for your honor and glory. Amen.