What Godly Wisdom Communicates

Ref. James 3:13-18

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17) KJV

In this verse in James, we learn about the type of wisdom that is from Heaven. There is a stark contrast between the wisdom of heaven and the wisdom of the world. Heavenly wisdom is first off pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to hear other opinions and perspectives, merciful, and honest. As Christians, we all have access to wisdom from the Lord, which He gives to us liberally, and without reproach.

Let’s break down the characteristics of heavenly wisdom; It begins with purity coming from a heart that is undivided. Pure wisdom has a single aim: to serve and honor the Lord in every possible way. People with this kind of wisdom are not worried about being first in line or getting the best of anything, nor if others respond back to their kindness. Instead, their primary concern is to bring glory and honor to the Lord. Their hearts are focused on Jesus, so everything else falls into second place.

Heavenly wisdom is also an instrument of peace and gentleness. It seeks unity above division, knowing that people are always more valuable than their own ideologies or argument debates. Because of the high value it places on gentleness, heavenly wisdom will not be caught up in emotions that lead to anger or harsh words. Instead, it will be temperate and kind in all circumstances. This type of wisdom will not hold back on mercy or bearing good fruits of the Spirit, it will remain open to hearing new perspectives and ideas. But will not speak words that differ by their actions.

If this seems impossible or overwhelming to you, rest assured that it is for all of us to reach this place in our life without God doing it for us. As a Christian, God lives through us by His Holy Spirit in us, who is our source of Divine wisdom and strength which is conforming us into the image of Christ.

Godly wisdom communicates concern for others well-being through a gentle, yielding, merciful spirit. All of which you and I have already received from the Lord. How we treat others is how we treat Jesus. Believers whose lives are lived out as Jesus desires, will know where His heart is over what is important to Him. He longs for His Father to be glorified that His followers be sanctified, and that the church be unified to reach the world for Him.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You so much for heavenly wisdom. Help us to desire Your heavenly wisdom to characterize our lives. May Your Holy Spirit help us to be more and more like You, dear God. So, thank You for letting us communicate Your heavenly wisdom to our families and to others we come across with, for Your glory and honor.

In Jesus name, Amen.

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981