Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, May 03, 2010

The right kind of wisdom.

There is Godly wisdom and worldly wisdom. They are very different from each other.

Godly wisdom saves.

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Godly wisdom is Jesus Christ. Godly wisdom is righteousness, holiness and redemption.

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom…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. James 3:13, 17

Godly wisdom is humility, peace, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Wisdom is the first of the special gifts.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

This wisdom is available to all in abundance to those who ask for it.

1 comment:

Kostya said...

This was a blessing to me tonight. I needed to hear it. Thank you, Mr. Wilson. Megan