Characteristics of Godly Wisdom (Part 1)

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(James 3:17)  But the wisdom from above is first (1)pure, then (2)peaceable, (3)gentle, (4)open to reason, (5)full of mercy and (6)good fruits, (7)impartial and (8)sincere.

(1) Pure

not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material

Godly wisdom is not tainted with the sin and emotion of man. Humans are born into selfishness. They feel the need for retribution and are quick to anger. They do not have the same qualities as God, which makes the act of humanizing God to fit a human standard laughable. The purest way to have wisdom as a fallen human is through love. Not the human version of deserved love, but the unconditional love God has for His creation. A love that is not based on the recipient and their actions but on the provider and their steadfastness found in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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