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“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17, ESV) The class topic that Sunday was wisdom—what it is and how to obtain it. The 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? I threw out a random question to the group. Acts 6 describes a problem that had arisen…

“And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even everyone whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it.” Exodus 36:2 On the mountain, God gave Moses a plan for the tabernacle that he wanted built as a place of worship for the Israelites.  He gave Moses specific details for every part from the boards of the framework, to the oil that would be used in the candlestick. Many skills would be needed to accomplish this great task.  They did not have the tools or…

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” James 1:5 As we continue to look at our greatest needs, I am sure that we all agree that wisdom is on everyone’s list. This scripture in James tells us that if we just ask the Lord, He will give us the wisdom we need for every situation.  He won’t scold us for not knowing what to do but will be patient with us as He leads us to Scriptures that contain the answers we…