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Which Wisdom Has You?
Read James 3:13-18
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peacable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
There was a young man who was hungry for recognition. He was hopeful for popularity. He did all the sinful things a teenager who does not know the Lord would do. He abusde his body with drugs and immorality. The wisdom of the world said, "Do these things to be popular in high school." Today, that boy is suffering from sickness and has a mind full of unfulfilled dreams. Do you know a young person living according to the wisdom of the world? Perhaps that is the way you are living.
Choices are made every single day of our lives. We decide to look at life with the wisdom of the world or with the wisdom of God. Looking at life with the wisdom of the world will leave us coveting stuff, unfulfilled in relationships, and envious of others. James 3:14 describes worldly wisdom this way: "But if ye have bitter envyings and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth." Why would we purposefully continue to allow strife and bitter envy to control our lives? The results of worldly wisdom may help a man "get ahead" for a moment in life; but at the end of his life, he is not really a winner. In a way, the wisdom of the world will end up controlling a person who uses it to lead his life. Those following the wisdom of the world will end up being the real losers in life. Winners in life are the ones who finish life allowing the wisdom of God to guide their lives. Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God...and all these things shall be added unto you."
Steve Harness, Pastor
Wilton Baptist Church
Wilton, New York
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