We as Christians have the opportunity each day to take the wisdom that God offers and to share it with the world. God’s wisdom is pure and holy, gentle and peaceful, accepting, willing to serve, and is sincere. When we look at and live out our lives in this manner, not only is our life better, so are the lives of all around us.
When we allow God’s wisdom to be our guide, we build bonds of true community. Here we grow seeds that will become the fruits of love and harmony and unity. Living in God’s wisdom allows us to begin to build His kingdom here on earth.
In contrast to and opposing this is the world’s wisdom. Characteristics like envy, greed, lust, mistrust, and selfishness tear down community and destroy relationships. They give rise to anger, conflict, disputes, and separation.
As individuals and as communities of faith, we have opportunities to be bearers of God’s ways and wisdom. We can choose to live lives of mercy, grace, love, compassion, and service. If this is the ‘flavor’ of our lives, then we in turn will flavor those around us.
In the world there is plenty of negative, plenty of the world’s wisdom. God’s wisdom can counter this and be a light to all we are in relationship with. When we allow patience and goodness and righteousness to saturate our entire beings, then these things seep out in to those around us. May God’s wisdom and love be our guide as we seek to build His kingdom here on earth.
Scripture reference: James 3: 13-18