Time to Wise Up

posted Sep 20, 2015, 2:01 PM by web feat
As we look around at our crazy world, it's a good time to be reminded that what the world considers "wisdom" is a far shot from Godly wisdom, and never has Godly wisdom been needed more. But do we want it? If so, we need to pay attention:

Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn’t wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom—it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving. Whenever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats.

Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced.

Based on James 3:13-4:10 from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."   Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources.