The Bible contains the true wisdom from above – but the human mind misuses it; that is why there are so many different churches. We must feed on the whole of God’s word, the more we read the more we will sense the true spirit of its message – and highlight the parts which are most relevant to the circumstances in which we personally live.

When we have grasped it in its purity and seen the ‘wisdom’ of its meaning and revelation of what we should believe and how we should behave and live, the words of James 3 v.17 we read today will come fully alive in our minds and prove true for all those who have prayerfully read God’s word regularly..

This verse tells us that “the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” And when we really possess it – it leads, the next verse tells us, to a “harvest of righteousness” which is “is sown in peace by those who make peace”

This “harvest” will be gathered in and fully appreciated and enjoyed in the age that is now very near – but until then, James says, “Be patient therefore brothers (and sisters) until the coming of the Lord … establish your hearts for the coming of the Lord is at hand … we consider those blessed who remain steadfast” [5 v.7,8,11]

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