“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 is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.”
We try too hard, at times, to understand and to act. The Bible contents God’s wisdom and speaks to our hearts and minds in a way that every time we discover something new. The Bible is an breathing soul, refreshing and regenerating. It is the word of God spoken to His people, written by their hands and still it is so much alive thousands of years later since the last ink dried.
Things are black and white…not grey! In love and in our faith, things are black or white, grey does not exist. I like how the above scripture shapes the meaning of wisdom and the meaning of righteousness. I believe that love is the main element that characterizes both. Now, love is characterized by peace. A person who is the temple of the Holy Spirit will seek a peaceful way towards to the solution; s/he will practice fruits of peace to approach others, s/he will not provoke but come in peace to clarify. Where her/his words and mind are, that’s where his/her heart is. There is no mid way!
Peace is not evil, peace is not a lie, peace is not confusion; peace is not hypocrisy and judgment. Peace goes for a win-win solution. Therefore, every moment that we try to do something let’s stop and think: “do I want peace? Do I act by seeking peace?” That must be our guideline for reaching to the response of love, the response that is a fruit of righteousness.
Stop and take a moment. Think!
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