Monday, January 30, 2017

 Monday IBS James 3:13-17

Wisdom is not a witty combination of words or a thought that most haven't had, wisdom is the application of correct thoughts. Godly wisdom, true wisdom, can be recognized by these characteristics, purity, peacefulness, gentleness, reasonableness, mercy, impartiality, and sincerity. If I am acting out of selfish ambition or jealousy I am not being wise, no matter how intelligent or profound the things I say or do are. These past two weeks I have not walked in wisdom, I have given into a subtle and deceptive form of selfish ambition. Being more aware of my faults, I became more concerned about my own spiritual progress and well being than that of my brothers and sisters, which I should have preferred had I been loving, humble, and wise. The world constantly promotes self improvement and self help, this is fleshly and diabolical wisdom. God says to consider others more important than yourself, and to improve and help others at your own expense. Because my thoughts were wrong my actions became wrong and I became a fool