Two Types of Wisdom

iStock Image  "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.  This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.  But the wisdom that is from above …

Fear and Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom - Psalm 111:10 What does it mean to "fear" the Lord? Does it mean to be terrified of Him? No. It means to be in reverence of Him (to have and show the utmost respect) and who wouldn't be once they come to know Him? The psalmist actually gives us some …

Wanting to Be Wise

Read Genesis 3:1-6 Is it wrong to want to be like God? The serpent told Eve that if she ate the fruit which God told her not to eat, she would not die but would be like Him knowing good and evil. This, of course, appealed to Eve. Who wouldn’t like to be our heavenly …

Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

Trust

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding - Proverbs 3:5 Photo by Andre Furtado on Pexels.com We are to trust the Lord, put our complete confidence in Him. He is our hope and surety. We can safely trust in Him because of who He is and from past experiences. We are told …

The Confession

"Darius, I want you to be honest with me, no matter how painful it's going to be for both of us." He tried to appear calm but his heart was racing. The moment he dreaded was here. "All right." "Did you go to the beach this morning?" "Yes." "Were you alone?" "Yes." "Are you having …

For Better or For Worse

"How long are you going to continue looking out that window?  She's not coming back.  Sooner or later you must accept that." He didn't answer.  Her words cut to the core but he refused to believe that Brittany was gone forever. "She got tired of waiting and decided that it's time to move on.  Can't …

A Surpassable Peace

I stand here, staring at the stony path which leads to the gates of the convent and beyond.  A peace which surpasses all understanding fills me. After living at the convent for ten years, I no longer wanted to cloister myself so I decided to leave the order.  This was after much prayer and fasting. …

Anna/Rift #writephoto

"Mama, I'm going for a walk." "But, my Dear, Mr. Foster shall be calling on you at precisely three o' clock." Anna stared at her mother.  "Oh, I forgot that he was coming." "You would do well not to slight a man of Mr. Foster's constitution.  I'm sure you're not impervious to his singular affection …

Partakers

The sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half the certainty that God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him — William Law True peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God and will be deep …

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