Source: ‘But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. ‘ James 3:17
All Lives Matter.
Here, we judge each other by tribe, level of education, gender, intelligence, and sometimes, the ability to turn away from evil and reap the fruit (material compensation).
The word of God teaches us we can live in two ways, one path contrary to the other. There is the wisdom of the world and then the wisdom from above. With godly wisdom, it can never be about how we feel or how we judge a matter because we may have all the evidence that shows one is guilty, and God declares the judgment wrong.
So, how do we know the right and wrong actions to take at all times? Ask the Holy Spirit.
How can we judge, when we don’t have wisdom from God about the matter? Are our motives first: pure, peaceful, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy for the other person, able to bear fruit before God, without partiality and hypocrisy? Ten out of ten times, no.
How do you treat the next person, on the bus, or in the office, in our constituents or our teams? What about the people helping us at home, that we pay? Are these people not children of God, who call on His name?
It’s not about the perpetrators of evil that we can see; the matter is between God and us. Our ability to stand before our Father, lifting holy hands in praise and worship. Can we do it with our conscience clear before the Father of lights?
We have seen evil face to face, but there is hidden wickedness. Some of us are unaware of the consequences of our daily actions and the decisions we take, going about our lives, ignorant of the wreckage we leave behind. We are all in this to win it in Christ, but we can never make it in our wisdom. Ask the Israelites about their sojourn in Egypt.
Truth: Before God, all lives matter. Every living person under the sun matters to Him, the creator, and Father.
I pray God opens the eyes of our understanding by His Spirit. Giving us wisdom and revelation as He aids us to know Him, so we can also live like Him with wisdom from above.
Till next time, be transformed!!