Thought and Prayer for Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, September 09, 2013
WISDOM AND MERCY
Wisdom is knowing what to do, or not to do, at any moment. It is having the right words to say. It is being quiet when needed. It is having peace in the midst of turmoil. It is only attainable through God. Wisdom from God is found in His word. When we dig deep into His word and ask Him to reveal Himself to us, we will be wise. With wisdom come mercy. Because of God’s mercy on us and the wisdom He gives us, we are able to have mercy on others and to do good deeds.
James 3:17 “But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” (NLT)
Dear Lord, thank You for the wisdom You give to us. Help us to dig deeper into Your word and learn more about Your wonderful wisdom so that we can show mercy to others. Help us to know what good deeds to do today. Help us not to show favoritism and always be sincere when we show mercy and help others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Wisdom from God is peace loving.
Wisdom from God is gentle at all times.
Wisdom from God is willing to yield to others.
Wisdom from God is full of mercy and good deeds
Wisdom from God shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
1 Corinthians 7:25b “But the Lord in his mercy has given me wisdom that can be trusted, and I will share it with you.” (NLT)