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Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honour.
James 3
God is so good - and He knows just what we need to face the challenges of the day ahead. I know I coped so much better with the people, the unexpected events; and the difficult conversations that were part of my day yesterday because I spent some time reading the Bible and praying. This verse seemed to be highlighted so I spent a few minutes praying it through before the day properly began . Without the notion of God helping me to "work hard" to get along with each other; and  in my own strength I know I would have sinned and "stepped back". Sometimes (like yesterday!) I'll read blogs and facebook and twitter; then I'll even hoover and wash the kitchen floor before settling down with the Bible - crazy hey? So usually I try to read it first , before the distractions kick in - and it truly is the word of God for our lives today - thank you God!

Comments

sandra said…
So encouraging Catrina....thankyou
x
irene m said…
Catrina..what version is that from..I checked in my NIV James 3 and couldnt find the same kind of scripture??
Anonymous said…
The passage is from the Message version, Irene. I find it really good for bringing familiar passages to life in a new way.
Catrina said…
oops, that was me - can you tell this is the first time I've posted a comment?!
irene m said…
thanks Catrina..will have a look at it...I seldom use The Message...but the words you posted were excellent..so wanted to check it out in more detail

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