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Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. (James 3:13)
Pastor Spencer - Who is truly wise? Someone who talks with a large and impressive vocabulary? Someone with many college degrees? Someone with accolades and awards? Or is it rather someone who has a good amount of knowledge, but better yet, can apply what they know in good, useful, productive, and ethical ways? We know the answer, don't we? It is just as James tell us here by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Real wisdom will be demonstrated by: Good and constructive conversation. If we are truly wiser than others, this should be evidenced by the goodness of our conversation, not by mere boldness, roughness, and pride. We must speak words that inform, and heal, and do good; these are the marks of wisdom; not words that sound impressive and important, but do great mischief, and focus on evil, especially in others. Next, true wisdom is also known by its deeds. "Behavior" here includes words, but even more importantly the whole of one's practices in life. True wisdom does not lie in idle ideas or wild speculations, so much as in good, useful, and moral actions. Not he who thinks well, or even he who talks well, is not wise in the sense of the Scriptures, but rather he who lives and acts well - that is, according to God's direction. Finally, true wisdom is seen in a person by the humility and gentleness of their temperament. Wisdom is shown by bridling our own anger, and patiently to bear the anger of others. Wisdom produces humility, and humility increases wisdom. This is all the opposite of what the world teaches. So be it. It is God's way. It is the good way. It is the best and wisest way. It is indeed the way to live and the way to heavenly life!
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