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A Daily Devotion for Friday, June 17


James 3:17


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.

This verse is a gem for me today! It points Out that peace is not just a feel-good commodity. It is part of being a Christian in this world. As a Christian we are seeking peace, seeking harmony. This desire for peace shapes our lives and directs our behavior, and is the work of the Holy Spirit. No one likes the word ”submissive”, but in our day to day dealings with others, being submissive is often the way to keep peace, and this can be a sign of strength, not weakness or fear.

Holy Lord, thank you for your wisdom today, and bringing me this understanding. I will hold it close. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
17 de jun. de 2022

Friday, June 17th, 2022

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

God's wisdom is pure in motive, by gentleness and mercy. It is not arrogant, boastful, harsh, or unforgiving. It does not create conflict. it produces good fruit and blesses us. Worldly wisdom is self-centered; godly wisdom is God-centered. True wisdom brings glory to God. Believers should seek God's wisdom in all things such as making the right decision on choosing a spouse, bringing up children, settling conflicts, and starting new adventures. This wisdom is the ability to apply the Word of God accurately and correctly, not only in the believer's lif…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
17 de jun. de 2022

James 3:17 But wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. While this verse speaks much about wisdom, it is the wisdom of the peacemaker. The phrase, willing to yield to others, is very important to a peacemaker. Peacemaking is a difficult job. To always be sincere and show no favoritism in a negotiation is a skill few have. We need more people like this in our world today where we seem to be unable to attain world peace or anything even close to it. These same skills, however, can hel…

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Tom
Tom
17 de jun. de 2022

James 3:17 James makes a specific point of calling God’s wisdom and the gifts it produces, “pure.” Like pure olive oil or a perfect diamond, there is no amount of refinement, nothing added, nothing removed, to increase its purity. When bumbling from one of life’s situations to the next, I can do no better than to rely on God’s wisdom as it is a virtual guarantee that my own wisdom can never produce the gifts described by James.


Prayer - Wise and wonderful

God, hold my every though captive to Your pure wisdom. Would that I would be perceived by others, particularly those who do not know You, as peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.…


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Barbara
Barbara
17 de jun. de 2022

James 3:17 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.


It is by the gifts from the Holy Spirit that I am learning how to be a little more Christ like. This wisdom comes in gentle nudging, and it is teaching me so very much. I am filled with the wisdom from God that is teaching me to be more impartial and sincere. The Holy Spirit is working in me to do better and become more Christ like.


Dearest Lord, I hope that the changes I feel I am making in my life demonstrate what I am learning about you from Scripture. I…


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David
David
17 de jun. de 2022

James 3:17 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.


The gifts of heaven are listed here and I would add another. The gift of being non-critical. Oswald Chambers’ reading today is about being critical of others and what it does to the criticizer. A great deal of peace comes from learning to accept everyone as they are.


Dear Lord help me to be more accepting of others. I have no reason to feel superior and being critical does nothing for me or the one being criticized. Amen.

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