My Featured Blogger this week is Beth Mims of Gracespeak. Beth is a seasoned educator who draws from decades of study and teaching. But hers isn’t just head-knowledge, it’s heart-knowledge, not just facts (though she certainly knows her facts) but, as the title says, Wisdom.
James 3:17 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Our world is in dire need of wisdom. We survive off fragments of information, distorted by the perspectives of those who spout them. Truth is treated as a variable, dependent on the situation, rather than an absolute to guide our thinking and our walk. Our knowledge is overflowing, but we struggle to know what to do with the avalanche of information that overwhelms us each day. The appropriate use of knowledge is guided by wisdom, but what does wisdom look like?
According to James 3:17, wisdom is pure – untainted by the whims of human flesh and the foibles of mankind. It comes from God, and it is characterized, at least partially, by what is missing from…
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