Thought and Prayer for Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
WISDOM BRINGS GOODNESS
There are those who truly don’t know right from wrong. They grew up in a bad area and were taught from a young age that doing wrong was just a way of life. Then there are those who know right from wrong and just choose to do wrong. They are looking out only for themselves and don’t really care that their actions may hurt others. Finally, there are those who are wise, who choose to do good and who take God’s word and share it with others. No matter where we are in life today, we can choose wisdom from God to help us do the right things in life.
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 Your wisdom. Thank You for Your mercy and good deeds. Help us to strive to live to be wise in all we do. Help us to use the wisdom You bestow on us to help others. We know we can learn the right things to do in life and we know we have the choice to do them. Help us to continually put our hope in You to help us learn more about doing good and to do it. Help us to show others how to do the same. We put our hope and trust in You today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God’s wisdom is pure and gentle.
God’s wisdom brings peace and is willing to yield to others.
God’s wisdom is full of mercy and good deeds
God’s wisdom shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
With God’s wisdom comes goodness.
James 3:13 “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.” (NLT)