I am posting a day behind today as we had ‘FriendsGiving’ with our Life Group peeps. It was an amazing night as I was able to cook some beef I love to make, and everyone brought yummy side dishes. Really enjoyed the evening!
13 Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom. James 3:13 [AMP]
This next passage (James 3:13-18) is on ‘Wisdom from Above’. This first verse explains what True Wisdom looks like -> A wise and intelligent person whose commendable life has the fruit of good works executed with quiet humility. What James also is likely saying here is that there are also ‘wise and intelligent people’ who are not in possession of True Wisdom. I would definitely not characterize myself as wise and intelligent but more curious and thoughtful. Regardless, I love the thought of living a life that produces goods works in a humble approach. Never drawing attention to oneself but having a positive impact on others. Moving quietly, being motivated by my God given love of others and discernment to see and help those in need…without fanfare or seeking recognition.
As I continue to read through James, I can see how all this weaves together. It will be fun to do a lookup by the #james tag here in this blog to see how my takeaways all work together.