Daniel: Trusting God
03/16/2017, by John Kincaid
Lesson 1081: Wisdom: Human vs. God’s, Pt.3
How does James 3:17 describe godly wisdom?
Wisdom from above is:
pure (undefiled, free from contamination, holy)
peaceable (free from strife/disorder, Heb.12:11)
gentle (kind, considerate, free from harshness)
open to reason (fair-minded, receptive to being persuaded by rational arguments)
full of mercy (lenient or compassionate treatment, withholding punishment that is deserved)
good fruits (the results/consequences of your choices/actions)
impartial (fair, not biased, treating all equally)
sincere (free from hypocrisy, honest, genuine, authentic)
Compare this list with the list of the fruit of the Spirit found in Gal.5:22-23.
Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
It is the same list.
A person who is filled with the Spirit is filled with God’s wisdom. Their actions will be controlled by the Spirit, so they will bear His fruit.
God’s wisdom results in right judgments, blessing you and your neighbors.
About This Series
The book of Daniel, unlike any other, shows us that God is in control.
Daniel shows that God's wisdom is infinite, and God's love is perfect.
Because this is true, we can trust God.
This series seeks to build deep trust in God. Then even in troubled times, we can live without fear.