Continuing from our post earlier this week…
And then there is the Wisdom from above. That filled with and sourced from the character, nature and mind of God himself. It is pure- undefiled and removed from the base dregs of fallen man’s ideals and philosophy. Set apart by singular devotion to Truth…even the Lord Jesus Christ! Such wisdom from above is girded by the unbreakable cords of faith and reason…having touched and embraced the monolith that unifies the seeming dichotomy between spiritual realities and the facts of the physical world.
This wisdom from above is kind…always seeking to effect good, always seeking to lift many…always expressing in all its tenets the singular themes of agape, hope and faith.
This wisdom from above is easily entreated….it is reasonable. For it is sourced from the Father of Reason Himself…it reckons the inquiring mind one of the highest blessings God has bestowed upon man. It knows that there ought not to be variance between the Giver Spirit and the Receiver mind of man.
It reckons reason – not as a stumbling block to discerning and knowing God- no! On the contrary, this wisdom from above recognises reason as one of the arms in the sublime pursuit of Light, that properly postured can be effectively utilised for the apprehension of the knowledge of God. Reason is not the enemy. The enemy is the acceptance of half-baked truths and false assumptions…the crux of which pivot around a question of reality.
This wisdom from above is “full of mercy and good fruits…without partiality and without hypocrisy!”
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 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: 13- 17