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“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.” (James 3:17, New English Translation) Our topic that Sunday was wisdom—what it is and how to obtain it. The class discussion was lively and on target. Together we developed a good working definition of what the Bible meant when it talked about wisdom. Then we began to discuss how this relates to our everyday lives. What traits does a wise person possess? Why Wisdom? During our discussion, I threw out a random question to the group. In Acts…

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.” Prov. 31:25-26 I look at what people are wearing. Sometimes I wonder if some people do not have a full-length mirror in their home. I cringe when I see how some people appear in public. Of course, I keep my thoughts to myself, because I know it is none of my business. When we were children growing up, we never had a lot of new clothes. Most of my clothing was passed…

1 My child, listen to what I say,and treasure my commands. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord grants wisdom!  From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6 We live in a world where everyone believes that they are right, and people struggle to admit when they are wrong. I’ll be honest, I don’t like being wrong, and it…