Where’s the Source of Your Wisdom?
WHERE’S THE SOURCE OF YOUR WISDOM?
James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
James 3:15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
James 3:16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
James 3:17 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.
C. H. Spurgeon says that “wisdom is the compass by which man should steer across the trackless waste of life.”
Without wisdom man wastes the energy he could have used profitably. Man is more like untilled soil which may yield some flowers, but can never yield a harvest that can effectively reward labour.
The source of wisdom makes all the difference. The wisdom from God is revealed through
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1) godly living and humility in the possessor.
2) it is pure, friendly, gentle, sensible, kind, helpful, genuine, sincere. This can only be gotten through the Holy Spirit.
The wisdom from the world is expressed with selfish ambition, envy, fear, intimidation, dominion, haughty, proud, etc. It’s earthly, unspiritual and the Evil one glories in its use.
So, where’s the source of your wisdom?
We, Children of God need His wisdom in order to please God and positively influence and impact our environment. God is willing and able to supply it to each of us, when you ask, in order to glorify Him.
Ask Him for wisdom to handle our daily assignments and challenges.
Prayer: O LORD GOD, thank you for being the true source of wisdom that unifies your people in daily assignments. Grant us the grace to honour You in our daily walk, being expressions of your wisdom in Jesus mighty name, Amen!
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Good morning and have a great day. Rev Jumbuin Enoch CBC Yaoundé Field Pastor.