DISCERNING GOD’S WISDOM | Alive! Daily Devotional

“The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” ~ James 3:17-18
 
There several kinds of wisdom and we see it throughout our journey on earth. There are the wisdom of men, the wisdom of the devil and God’s wisdom. The truest wisdom is that which is of God as the devil’s wisdom is deception. The devil is crafty and would get you to do something that appears awesome at first but leads to your destruction. The wisdom of men is very limited and sometimes is highly influenced by the worldly system. The wisdom that isn’t from God has strong limits and our hope shouldn’t be on it. How do we discern God-given wisdom from that which isn’t from God?

  1. If it is not moral, it is not from God.
  2. If it is doesn’t love peace, it is not from God.
  3. If it doesn’t consider other people, it is not from God.
  4. If it is not submissive or accountable, it is not from God.
  5. If it lacks the crowning of mercy, it is not from God.
  6. If it lacks love in all of its forms, it is not from God.
  7. If it is not from God, it is foolishness presented as wisdom.

God’s wisdom isn’t just an idea but a person as the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 1:24 “But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.” Jesus the Christ isn’t just a great teacher, He is the wisdom of God personified and therefore when we walk in obedience to His words as revealed by the Holy Spirit to us in the Bible, we are walking in God’s wisdom.

POINT TO NOTE

When an idea or suggestion is lacking love, it is not from God! Sometimes we are looking for people’s advice in a failing relationship, a failing career or depression and we see lots of resources out there which may sound moral but still lack the seasoning of love; it is easy to know that it isn’t wisdom from God. Always discern when it is from God and when it just another idea.

POINT TO NOTE

When an idea or suggestion is lacking love, it is not from God! Sometimes we are looking for people’s advice in a failing relationship, a failing career or depression and we see lots of resources out there which may sound moral but still lack the seasoning of love; it is easy to know that it isn’t wisdom from God. Always discern when it is from God and when it just another idea.

AFFIRMATION

“Because Christ is in me, the wisdom of God is operational in me. I walk in His wisdom and all that I do is embellished with His love that has been shed abroad in my life.”

PRAYER

Precious Father, thank you for giving us Jesus Christ who is your wisdom personified. May the reality of your presence in me be evident to the eyes of all. Amen.

Alive! Daily Devotional is a new project on George’s Diary. Stay inspired and enhanced every day with reflections, points to note, affirmations and prayers strongly rooted in God’s word. It’s simple, straight to the point and inspiring! There are peace and comfort readily available in God’s word for you!
~ George O.N

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