The wisdom from above knows when to yield according to James. It knows when to walk away from situations and even from people. Jesus modelled it. He knew when to be silent and not be drawn into further conversation when onlookers might have thought He could have said another sentence or even a first sentence to win the day. He knew as well when to walk away from people, even lost or needy people, whom maybe others would have felt He should have run after or pursued or at least stayed with.
Wisdom in the bible is never simply an intellectual affair. It is to do with help from God to live with our humanity in its simplicity and complexity. It is about how we relate to ourselves, those around us and the world on the larger sphere. Clever people exist who are brilliant in terms of intellect but have no wisdom. Their cleverness does not necessarily translate into knowing how to live life. In fact in the living of their lives they may be monumentally stupid, chaotic and destructive of themselves and others.
Thank you Kenny
So true that we often fight when we should not.
Perhaps for some the reason is their own hurts twisting perception of others or events.
And maybe their comfort and healing has been elusive or hindered.
May all who are deeply wounded find healing from God who has often kept me from hanging on to pursuit of justice instead wisdom from Him.
Thank you Angela for the biblehub.com link. God bless you for your faithfulness.
Thank you Rev. Kenny too. God bless you and Morag.
Thank you so much, Kenny !!!!
God Bless you !!!!
Great wisdom Kenny. Thank you.
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