Sunday, February 14, 2010

James 3

So I have just finished reading James 3.  Been a long time since I have ventured to this chapter because it was such a staple at MFC.  All of the focus was on the unbridled tongue. Watch what you say. Get your confessions perfect.  Well get past all of that and read the very next section about wisdom.

James 3: 13-18 NIV

13Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. 16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
 17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

That is the section that should have been read at the church.  Instead of always chasing after the next big thing,  become the peacemakers who sow in peace.  I know I sure have needed this scripture in times past.  Glad I found it. I will do my best to start putting this into practice at work.