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  • Christine Ayala

From Above, Not Within

Pure wisdom is humble. This means it isn’t pushy or loud. It comes from God, not ourselves or our experience. This isn’t to say that we do kit or should not learn and share experiences, we should just value Gods word and wisdom above our own. Check out this passage from the book of James, chapter 3:

“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.” James‬ ‭3:13-18‬ ‭

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