Friday, June 17, 2011

Where does Wisdom Come From?

I am constantly in the search for wisdom. As a child I figured it's a good thing to have because that's what Solomon asked for and he got everything else. As an adult I realize wisdom is really essencial for abundant living. 
This week our church is reading James 3 and I told you what I that words can be a drink of choice
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Here I am, facing the last part of this chapter and struggling with the way James put these words together. Why? I guess my life became complicated. I have to deprogram myself for thinking that wisdom comes from the many books I read while getting my degrees. I have to let go of the idea that wisdom is an old man on a white robe with a long beard (and he whispers everything he says). 
James 3:17 says that Wisdom from above is:
1. Pure

2. Peaceful
3. Gentle
4. Obedient
5. Filled with Mercy and Good Deeds
6. Impartial 
7. Sincere

Wisdom screams in the book of Proverbs. Here in the book of James it speaks louder than words for it is shown by actions that come from a humble lifestyle (verse 13). At the end of the day I have to ask myself if my life is displaying fruits of Wisdom. James 3:13-18
• How did you see Wisdom as a child and how do you see it as an adult? 

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