We hear a lot of rhetoric these days about wisdom. Is its source philosophy, science, psychology, politics or even religion?
True wisdom has to come from somewhere and as many of us realize, it only comes from God. We can see God’s wisdom everywhere, in the design of a tree, in the beauty of rainbows, majestic mountains and canyons, and most importantly, in the beauty of His Word.
James 3:17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
God says “wisdom that is from above is first pure”. That is quite a qualification. First means first. The word ‘pure’ means holy, or uncontaminated. It is translated from the Greek word ‘hagnos’ (Link) and is related to the word ‘sanctified‘. As we stay in its wisdom, God’s word keeps us free of the contamination of the things that are evil in the world. THEN comes the peace and the rest of those qualities listed. There is only peace through the purity of truth. I know I can’t have peace without the truth. It is the truth that sets us free. So if we truly want to be free, there is no compromise on truth. It’s wisdom comes from God.