The Wisdom From Above is First Pure

September 2023

   “The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” Read James 3:13-17. Where do you find wisdom like that today? “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” No one is naturally wise! The loss of wisdom is acute because few fear God! The further humans move away from God and truth, the more sinful and stupid they become. Read Romans 1:21-32 for commentary on this. It describes our world today.

   The wisdom from God is first pure. Sin pollutes. There is no wisdom in sin. The fact that a large segment of society does not want to believe in God is one reason we have all the wickedness and violence today. “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” The true Christian sees God at work in the world. He is sovereign and brings judgments upon societies and nations for the wickedness that comes from ignoring God’s truth.

   The wisdom of God makes one peaceable! The violence and the destructive protests is the work of Satan in the foolish hearts of men. There is wisdom in laws that protect the values of human life and the personal property of others. Anarchy is Satan’s work in foolish humans. Godly people seek peaceable ways to quiet the anger of an enemy. Jesus said if your enemy is ...

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