Pastor's Pen 4.16.2023
"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partially and without hypocrisy." James 3:17
King Solomon was noted for his wisdom. But the fact is that it wasn't his, it was given to him from God in response to his prayer. See I Kings 3:5-13
As James writes, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given him." James 1:5
Wisdom is so needed today, since it assists in the practical way of applying knowledge. Without wisdom, even the most knowledgeable people lack true understanding. Mere facts, without wisdom, can confound, confuse and contort. Just look around and see how much learning is available, but how little wisdom there seems to be.
God's wisdom is available to all who will ask for it. It is pure, peaceable and without partially. It is from above, not from a human source. It is gentle and not self-serving. It produces good fruits and is full of mercy.
Have you come to know and love the Giver of wisdom? Are you in relationship with Jesus, the only wise God? Simply ask and He will answer you!
"Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding." Proverbs 3:13
Pastor Rick Meyers