“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” (James 3:13)
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks listening to Wisdom’s call to us to find her, to walk with her, to live by her teaching. But how do you know if you’re really doing that? How can you tell if you’re living wisely?
James will help us. He quotes Forrest Gump. Okay, that’s not right. Forrest Gump quotes his mom who quotes an old saying that may be based on what James wrote here. Forrest liked to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.” James wrote, “Wise is as wise does.”
Think you know wisdom? Then your life should show it. Specifically, you should be living a “good life” full of humble good deeds. We’ll get more specific in the next few days, but don’t be afraid to take an honest look at your life to see if God’s wisdom is guiding your steps.
Think: Do you think it’s possible to be wise and not make wise choices in your life? Why or why not?
Pray: Ask God to help you move His wisdom from your head out into your lifestyle and choices.
Do: Read Proverbs 12.