Friday, December 20, 2019

Ephesians 5:15-16a, James 3:17 NIV 2011

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.

But 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.

Ephesus was an area Paul used for more than two years as his faith-base of operation. A convenient central location it was used to evangelize western Asia Minor. His letter served to remind the Ephesians to live faithful for God. In verses 8-14 he contrasted darkness and light, which led to contrasting godly wisdom and the way of the world. James the leader of the church in Jerusalem, cautioned the Jewish Christians with a litany of what the results of godly wisdom would bring. Christians seek God to receive His wisdom.

Staying connected with God is a constant choice we all must make. Reading and studying His Word each day as well as time spent in prayer are two ways to seek His wisdom. When I see what happens when making those two choices, the blessings that abound can be endless. He’s made me bolder in my talk as well as my walk. I’m not perfect but I do see He walks beside me each step I take. His wisdom is so much greater than mine, which causes me to seek His wisdom daily. 

What are the ways you will seek His wisdom today?

Seeking His wisdom triumphantly together,

S

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