Gentle Wisdom

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

Wisdom from above will never
Brag, nor will it lie.
It does not envy; is not selfish;
Will not ever try
To put itself ahead of others,
For it clearly sees
That it’s not most important in
The grander scheme of things.
For wisdom from above is pure,
Compliant, and sincere.
It looks for ways to foster peace;
And makes it very clear
That it will play no favorites
As its mercy overflows.
Its fruitfulness is evident.
Its gentle spirit shows.
And it’s that gentle wisdom
That displays the faith within.
For God bestows such wisdom
That brings glory back to Him.
“Who is wise and has understanding among you?
He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness.
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart,
don’t brag and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above… 
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle,
compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.”
James 3:13-17 HCSB
©Lisa DeVinney, October 2012

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