The Wisdom From Above
The Wisdom From Above
Recently, a number of university students were randomly interviewed regarding their position on what should be considered politically correct. They expressed thoughts like: public bathrooms and showers should be cross gender — an average sized man should be able to think he is a seven year old first grader — that same man could also validly claim to be a 6 foot, 4 inch tall woman — and the ridiculous scenarios went on…
Those interviews revealed how fearful many are of not being politically correct. They are afraid of standing up for the obvious truth because they don’t want to be rejected or harmed by those, who are belligerently and militantly forcing all sorts of worldly ideas on everyone else.
Denying obvious truths are foolish — but we are seeing much of that sort of senseless foolishness these days. These truth deniers are being foolish, but claiming to be wise. James 3:17 describes the kind of Godly “wisdom” we should strive for.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
When James mentions “wisdom” that is “reasonable”, it means being willing to yield to God’s will and ways. Note that “wisdom” is “without hypocrisy”. Denying the obvious is hypocritical.
Proverbs 1:7 describes the dilemma that some people are allowing to overtake them today,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Real “wisdom” accepts obvious truths, and “instruction” from God’s eternal word. So Psalm 111:10 teaches,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
A good understanding have all those who do His commandments;
His praise endures forever.
So glad for the peace, love, and true wisdom of God’s word, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for the beauty and wonders of Your wisdom.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.