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My Life Verse
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without pretense.” James 3:17 (CSB)
My Life Notes
Like most of us, I am prone to depend on my wisdom rather than God’s, and it gets me in trouble every time. I am more likely to plunge ahead rather than wait for God’s direction. To do so is prideful, self-reliant, and a snub towards my heavenly Father.
James tells us that human wisdom does not come from above, but from the root of selfishness in my heart. He also tells us, it is earthly, unspiritual, and demonic.
Do I want to live my life from this type of wisdom? No!
My Life Application
We are shown in James 3:17 the characteristics of godly wisdom.
It is pure.
Full of mercy and good fruits.
Unwavering and without pretense.
When I am unsure of whether my choices line up with God’s wisdom or mine, James has given a clear standard by which I can check.
My Life Prayer
Heavenly Father, when I am living from my wisdom rather than yours, remind me Your wisdom, your way is better than mine. Keep me in your will and not mine.