Focus: James 3:17-18 - KJV
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. 18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Wisdom is said to be the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment. Some say it is the correct application of knowledge. But the Bible makes us to know that wisdom is a special gift from God. It is from above. And for everything that is from above, the enemy tries to bring about an imitation or counterfeit. Hence, there is also worldly, earthly or inverted wisdom. Whilst the wisdom from above is pure, peaceable, gentle and easily intreated, the earthly wisdom is full of lies, manipulation and hypocrisy. Some bug others to monitor their words and actions so that they can play the same back to their victim (not the bugged) for filthy lucre or some form of gain. Of course, the Lord too do bug men but to use it for the benefit of the bugged or His beloved. God bugged David for instance, and played back his actions and words to him so that he may repent. And if He would bug the king of Syria through His servant Elisha, He can bug anyone for the sake of His son or children. However, when bugging is done through manipulation which ordinarily is a lie, to cover up misdeeds and cause disillusion between their victim and the bugged, then it is hypocritical and not done in love. Though they weaken the bugged physically by the result of their actions, they destroy their victim more spiritually in that they make him to fall short of the command of God in loving his neighbor. They give him reasons this neighbor cannot be loved which reasons are hypocritical lies and deception.
Beloved, what manner of wisdom do you assert? Is it earthly or divine? Every earthly wisdom has its eventual repercussion on those employing it. It is about cause and effect. Whatever a man sows, the same he shall reap. Don’t let the enemy deceive you in thinking the benefits you are getting from the manipulative wisdom will last. Like those bugging people up and down, isn’t God bugging them also and seeing their motive? The wickedness of the wicked blinds them from the path of repentance. Don’t let that be your own situation my dear friend. If there is anything you call wisdom which is impure and crooked, devoid of love, please amend such immediately and the Lord will receive you.
SOLUTION: There is nothing hidden unto God. He knows all we do and judges our intentions. Therefore, apply wisdom that emanates from a pure heart that the same may be approved of God. If it is going to hurt a fellow being, it is not done in love and therefore it is not from God. Jettison it.
May the Lord Himself imbue us with His wisdom from on high in Jesus’ name. May we not end up castaways because of the manipulations the enemy puts into hearts that destroy others in Jesus’ name. By the wisdom of God, may we live an excellent life to the very end in Jesus’ name. Wisdom is profitable to direct: wisdom from above, that is. Get that wisdom.