Thursday, September 16, 2021

Verse of the Day for Thursday, September 16, 2021

 

Verse of the Day
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Genuine wisdom is not esoteric knowledge that exalts someone above others; it is a posture that accepts the true God as king and judge and then lives in light of that reality (Pr 1:7). True wisdom, like true faith, shows itself through deeds done in humility (Jas 3:13). There is a worldly and demonic “wisdom” that is characterized by pride, envy, and selfish ambition. Such “wisdom” spills out of one’s life through disorderly and vile behavior (v. 16). True wisdom, on the other hand, produces visible fruits that reflect the holiness, mercy, love, kindness, impartiality, and peace of God. Wise people will strive for godly harmony with others and, as a result, will see a harvest of righteous behavior in their own lives and in the lives of those around them (cf. Mt 5:9).

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