Wednesday, September 10, 2008

True Wisdom

We can all go back through the annals of history and cite those who we would or could call "wise". Let's see how the Bible defines true wisdom, and see how those who have made the history books compare to God's standards.
James 3: 13 - 18 says, "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 if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven, but it is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 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. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness".
I think in these times, especially here in America, where we are deciding who to put into the office of President of the USA, we need to look at the candidates with this standard which God has laid down concerning wisdom. Our President surely needs to have wisdom to lead our country, and my prayer is that the person who is elected will be humble and will daily seek God for His wisdom and guidance.
We have heard the masses here in the USA sing, "God Bless America", and at the same time, we see where many are trying to take God's name out of our pledge of allegiance; removal of "In God We Trust" off our money, and allow things like abortion to be legal, when God has clearly said that murder is a sin.
If we truly want God to bless America, we need to adhere to what he says in II Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from the wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land".
We can't expect God to heal our land - to bless us with freedom and safety, if we allow laws and practices that go against everything that is holy - everything that is against his perfect will and perfect order.


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