“Who among you is wise and understanding?  Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in gentleness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter jealously and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.  This wisdom is not what comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.  For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.  And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
James 3:13-18

Food for thought: 

We read these verses this morning and we were once again struck by how much our country, our world needs this kind of wisdom and how often  we Christians don’t appear this way to the world.

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