Wednesday, January 04, 2006


"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom" (James 3:13).

I was talking with a dear brother yesterday and he said something like this: "wisdom is not about content." This got me thinking. Wisdom is not all about knowing a bunch of stuff. Wisdom involves good fruit in our lives, as we can see by the verse quoted above. A few verses later we read:

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

That's what we want: wisdom from above. We want these characteristics to be abundant in our lives. We don't merely want to know some facts. Wisdom is not only about lots of content...


Wind said...

Strangely though, Wisdom will always have content. As I thought about your words there, I realized it is more of a "cart before the horse" problem. Sometimes we make the mistake of forming content in hopes of sounding wise. Whereas, perhaps God's better way is acting in His wisdom and discovering content. Just a thought. :)

WebServant said...

and a good thought it is :-)