“Who is Wise?”
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. James 3:13-16
The question posed by James was: “Who is wise and understanding among you?” Which means, who has moral insight and practical skills concerning the issues of life. Wisdom is measured by the deeds one performs, and not so much by what is acquired by head knowledge. One can have head knowledge, but not have the skills of the issues of life and therefore they miss the mark of being WISE.
The TRULY WISE person seeks the TRUTH, and then applies that TRUTH to life in general. The TRULY WISE person possesses HUMILITY. An attribute that is seldom exemplified in those who self-proclaim their WISDOM. Two attributes that usually accompanies “self-proclaimed” wisdom are “bitter envy” and “selfish ambition” these attributes are evident in those seeking PERSONAL GAIN. James says: “Do NOT boast about it or DENY the TRUTH. Such “WISDOM” does NOT come down from heaven, but is earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. Therefore, where you have BITTER ENVY and SELFISH AMBITION you have DISORDER and EVERY EVIL PRACTICE.
This, I believe, is the PROBLEM we are facing in our Nation, today, due to the fact that we have many in our government that possess BITTER ENVY and SELFISH AMBITION and denies the TRUTH. In a few days we will go to the polls and vote. As a Christian, I would like to ENCOURAGE the other fellow Christians to VOTE and consider the present condition of our Nation, and those who are running for the HIGHEST OFFICE in the land, and vote your convictions according to what you KNOW to be the TRUTH from the One who is the TRUTH. Will you make the WISE decision? I pray that you have been in MUCH prayer over this matter, which will determine the future for our precious children and grandchildren for many years to come.
Be one who possesses MORAL INSIGHT and PRACTICAL SKILLS concerning the issues of life. Be WISE and UNDERSTANDING. Do NOT be one who participates in the earthly, unspiritual, and demonic deeds, which brings about DISORDER and EVIL PRACTICES.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are not in possession of TRUE, GODLY WISDOM, but may even be harboring BITTER ENVY and SELFISH AMBITION, and on your way to an eternity in Hell, the place of torment, torture, pain, agony and despair. But you NOW have the opportunity to turn yourself around and come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART and CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become one who is WISE and UNDERSTANDING in TRUTH and receive the HOPE of Heaven. Do it NOW, while you still can He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!