Even in Christian circles, we think of wise people as the ones who can tweet out something profound in 140 characters or less. However, wisdom isn't measured in our status updates. Wisdom is formed when we do the hard work of reading the Bible and applying it to our lives.
Wisdom comes from reading the Bible and applying it to our lives.
God made everything and knows everything, and He’s given us the Bible as a guide for our lives. The Bible says wisdom is shown by living a good life, not an extravagant life. Wisdom isn’t simply something that we know in our brains; it is shown by the way we live.
Often, the examples around us are not full of true wisdom, but full of things that cause envy and selfish ambition in our hearts (James 3:14). Social media and reality TV are not real life but a carefully-produced highlight reel. Real wisdom starts with humility (James 3:13). If we want to be wise, we first have to humble ourselves and submit to the Bible’s teaching. God promises a peaceful harvest when we seek His goodness and guidance (James 3:18). God promises to do His part, but we are required to participate.
God’s wisdom is pure and considerate of others, even submissive. It loves peace, is full of mercy and bears good fruit. It is also described as impartial and sincere (James 3:17). God wants the best for us and has given us the Bible as a way to know what His best is.
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