Sow In Peace and Reap Righteousness

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. – James 3:17-18

People who declare their spiritual wisdom, yet leave chaos and discord in their wake, are usually projecting their own heart rather than the heart of God. Some people feel like it is their “gift” to shake things up and cause people to be ill at ease. Those are usually lonely people because others grow tired of all the shaking and just don’t hang around them much.

The characteristics of wisdom that comes from God are very desirable. James writes that the first thing we notice about heavenly wisdom is that it is pure. The Greek word translated, “pure,” means perfectly clean, modest or innocent and is related to holy. Wisdom which comes from God produces holiness.

The words James uses to describe this pure, or holy, wisdom from heaven should be the adjectives used to describe believers. Believers who are peace-loving will be considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

A peace-loving person is considerate of others. Have you ever noticed that some people walk into a room and immediately people begin to become tense, and other people walk into a room and people begin to relax and feel at ease. Have you wondered why that is? The first person is usually interested in their own agenda and they are not that interested in how others are affected. The first consideration of the second is how he relates to others.

A peace-loving person is moved by mercy to deny himself and submit to the needs of others. And, it is because they care more about others than themselves the fruit of their life is righteousness. James says it this way; “Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”

Prayer: Lord, help me to see that what I want or expect is not the most important thing in the world. The needs of others must be high on my priority list. Grant me the grace to consider others first. In Jesus name, amen.
Sow In Peace and Reap Righteousness

Principle: Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

Affirmation: I seek the wisdom which comes from heaven that is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Reflection: Some people who claim spiritual wisdom leave a wake of chaos in their path. Is it the wisdom of God if it produces chaos and discord? Think about it.

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