“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 New International Version.
Wisdom is having knowledge and putting that knowledge into action. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Devine wisdom is the best wisdom and that can only be obtained from being obedient to the will of Jehovah. The more obedient we are to Him the more wisdom He blesses us with.
Peace loving to me means we are not out looking for fights and try to be peace makers. It does not mean we are to be wimps and allow others to abuse us.
Considerate means to put others welfare above your own as long as it is not submitting to anything that is manipulative. So if you have a family event and a friend asks you to go shopping with them because they do not want to be alone that is manipulative.
Submissive is to stop trying to fight or resist something as long as it is not against Christs commands. So if someone asks you to try drugs of course you are to resist them but if someone is trying to get you to give up a bad habit then you are to submit to them.
Mercy means to be kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation. This means you are not to get someone back when they are at a weak moment and indeed help them, It also means you are not to turn your back when you see someone needs help.
Good fruit means that we are to encourage others to become children of Jehovah.
Impartial means that everyone is treated equally. There is no racial discrimination. There are no black churches or Asian churches or white churches or neighborhoods. There is no giving preferential treatment to a woman over a man or vice versa. There is no rich or poor, no looking down on someones physical handicap.
Being sincere means having or showing true feelings that are expressed in an honest way and being genuine or real : not false, fake, or pretended. That means you are not to be two faced, friendly to their face but putting a knife in it when they are not there. It means you are not to “act cool” just to impress others. It means you are not to make promises to others just to get them to do something for you when you have no intention of fulfilling your end of the deal once they have done their part.
The little things we do in our daily lives can and do have big affects. Joseph-Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me t be wise, meek and gracious to all that cross my path just as Your beloved son was I request this valuable gift in the name of my mentor Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.