(KJV.) JAMES 3:13-16
(13) Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
(14) But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
(15) This wisdom descendeth not from above but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
(16) For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Brethren, as believers within the body of Christ, we need spiritual awareness of who we are, that we may exemplify ourselves appropriately; for there are no dull moments in this world, whereby our lives are not under scrutiny, by critics, the judgemental lenses of unbelievers, narrowing down upon our souls, to perceive who we really are, our mannerisms, connotations, relationships, statuses, and images as followers of Jesus Christ; therefore, when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit transforms our lives from who we were, our old selves, into the image of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous lights, to take upon his attributes, be shining examples of this world; therefore, let us watch our conversations with one another, think about our words carefully before we speak our hearts out to others, speak not in arrogance or with vexation of spirits, but with humbleness of wisdom, be kind, tenderhearted towards one another, as well as, swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. cf. James 1:19.
Many times, due to negative circumstances prevailing against our souls, we may feel the pressures of resentments, from people within our own circles of life, who are supposed to show love, understand our predicaments, offer emotional or physical supports in other to help eradicate our problems; at times, non-fulfilments of expectations on their parts, if care is not taken, can turn into bitterness of hearts, enviousness, deem our lights of glory; therefore, when in trails, let us not trust in humanity, but look up to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, trust in him; for he is the answer to all the problems of this world; therefore, resist provoking voices of infiltrations spirits to fall into temptations of the enemy; but rather, pray fervently, sing songs of praises to our Father, glorify him in all undertakings, know for sure that Jesus Christ is working all things together for good, for his glory, trust and believe in him; rejoice and be exceedingly glad, that the dark clouds hovering over lives are moving away; to unveil the sun shines of greatness, positiveness, changes are underway, it is well again in Jesus Name. Amen!
Believers, we are redeemed of the Lord, have the wisdom from above, let us utilize our gifts to affect positive changes in this world of darkness, not against one another, resist spirits of enviousness and strives, for we are all branches of the same vineyard of Christ, embrace one another as brothers and sisters with one common goal, to bring along souls from darkness into the marvelous lights of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.