Character Is Wise… “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26
Men and women of character are able to discern between worldly wisdom and godly wisdom. Worldly wisdom is limited to temporal results; godly wisdom is unlimited in eternal consequences. Worldly wisdom strains in self-effort; godly wisdom rests in God’s grace. Worldly wisdom brings attention to the person; godly wisdom glorifies God. “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” (James 3:17).
Furthermore a person of wisdom is not shy to share their insights with those who are eager to learn. They openly tell others of their own mistakes and also celebrate their successes. Wise followers of Jesus listen to the hungry of heart, discern what they are capable of receiving, and then gently apply truth at their point of openness. Wisely serve wisdom in digestible portions, so a soul does not feel bloated with too much information.
Therefore, seek wisdom from your Savior Jesus, whose insights cannot be explained by human reasoning. He will give you just what you need for now, not too much and not too little. However, He shares with you what He sees as right, so you can humbly teach His thoughts to others. Peter described Paul like this when he said, “Our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him” (2 Peter 3:15). Am I still learning, growing and gaining the wisdom of God? Do I steward the Lord’s wisdom wisely?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
March 7, 2021
“God’s presence is pregnant with possibilities for the focused and unhurried heart.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 7, 2021 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4 [...]
March 6, 2021
“Jesus expects you to be just as concerned with your neighbor’s well-being as your own.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 6, 2021 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important [...]
March 5, 2021
“We can choose to forgive the person who has hurt us and not allow the memory to control our lives. In that sense, we can forgive and forget.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – March 5, 2021 By Guest Writer: Sharon Jaynes As far as the east is from the west, so far [...]