Quote for 10/17/2021

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.    James 3:13

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Chapter two also tells us, “Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” This is one of James’ big themes; the life should be a product of the faith.

But James is also talking here in chapter three about what I’ll call “style points.” You might preach solid Gospel. You might do good works. There’s the start. After that it’s about how you preach and do.

Example: there are those who preach against homosexuality just as is found in the Bible from the Old testament to the epistles of the New Testament. However, they preach with anger, hostility, condemnation, and even violence. The core is true, but the way is wrong.

Whether preaching against homosexuality or any other immoral acts we must do so in love and correction. Even more so, we must do so in meekness.

Do you think yourself wise? Does your life look like a product of your faith? Are you meek and humble in all you do for Jesus? Those are the “style points” that show true wisdom.

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