Characteristics of Godly Wisdom (Part 3)

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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.

(3) Gentle (considerate-NIV)

(of a person) mild in temperament or behavior; kind or tender

Gentleness is the outward manifestation of kindness. We as believers are secure in the Lord’s power. We possess the same Holy Spirit that Jesus did. Because we are sure of that power and the strength of God we can be gentle with the way we impart wisdom to those who seek the light but are scared and frustrated as they work through their sinfulness. We must rely on gentleness found in wisdom to draw people to God and His light. Moving away from gentleness drives people away and depends there fallen position.

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