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?
October 18, 2021
“Unity in Christ is spoken though the language of love and is facilitated by heartfelt prayer.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 18, 2021 I [Jesus] am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all [...]
October 17, 2021
“We live the Christian life in the same way we became a Christian, by grace through faith.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 17, 2021 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking [...]
October 16, 2021
“If you are always focused on the trail, you will miss the purpose for which you hike.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 16, 2021 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and [...]