January 2 – Pure Wisdom

January 2

Psalm 147:12-20 (Praise God in Zion); Proverbs 1:1-7 (Grow in wisdom and knowledge); James 3:13-18 (The wisdom from above) (New International Version)

We serve an amazing God. His control over this world is absolute. He speaks and the weather responds. He grants peace to His people while He provides for us. Still, he has time to grant us wisdom. We find wisdom through His word. We realize that knowledge and wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord. It is an amazing God that can control the weather, and still have time to watch over us.

James points out the danger of wisdom. How easy it is to be prideful when we are wise. Our pride shows through when we use these famous words to remind people that we were right all along: “I told you so.” Our wisdom, when not tempered with the grace of God, can lead us to excel in selfish ambition. We plot and scheme to gain riches at any cost. Pure wisdom from God is peace loving, considerate, and full of mercy. If peacemakers are truly blessed, as Jesus said, our pure wisdom should lead to more grace and peace in this world and not less.

Lord, I come to You seeking Your wisdom in my life. Keep me from taking Your wisdom and making it a source of pride and selfish ambition. Let my true ambition always be to bring glory to Your name in all I say and do.

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About rockyfort

I am a retired Middle School Teacher. I share each day what God is teaching me from reading His word hoping that people can benefit from reading what God has taught me.
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