Two Kinds of Wisdom

The Holy Spirit as a dove in the Annunciation,...

The Holy Spirit as a dove in the Annunciation, by Philippe de Champaigne, 1644 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Within James 3:13-18 are found characteristics of two kinds of wisdom. Spiritual wisdom is exemplified by good deeds, humility, purity, and sincerity. On the other hand, worldly wisdom is depicted by envy, selfish ambition, and disorder.

To me, today’s passage tells us that it doesn’t matter how many college degrees we have or how many books we’ve read. Spiritual wisdom which comes directly from God is what we need to live an abundant life. We can obtain wisdom by asking God and believing He will give it through lessons found in the Bible, the Holy Spirit speaking deep in our heart, and experiences of both ourselves and others.

We need to keep God in our homes, in our schools, and in our lives so spiritual values can be passed on to future generations. This day with God, let us pray for spiritual wisdom and humbly accept the responsibility to train others so the next generation is prepared.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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5 Responses to Two Kinds of Wisdom

  1. mtsweat says:

    Well said good friend. A good word for this day indeed. We need true wisdom that only comes from the Father who desires greatly to give it. How easy it would be to change the direction of a nation if we simply applied your wise advice… teach and disciple! Blessings.

    • Mark Shields says:

      Thanks for reading Mike and TC. I enjoyed reading you’re your post “joining the ranks of the 2%”. We can be thankful that the gospel message sets us free and never lets us down. God Bless!

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  3. My Tropical Home says:

    Absolutely true, Mark! I agree with your friend, learning and applying spiritual wisdom would change an entire nation (enough proof exists in the Bible). It’s one of my earnest prayers for my own country. A blessed new year to you and your family!

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