13 Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth. 15 That kind of "wisdom" does not come from God but from the world. It is not spiritual; it is from the devil. 16 Where jealousy and selfishness are, there will be confusion and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help those who are troubled and to do good for others. It is always fair and honest. 18 People who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a good crop of right-living.
God is a God of order. Wherever there is confusion, it is not from God. Anything that originates from Him must be done properly and in an orderly manner. One of Satan's major goals is to bring about confusion, disruption, disharmony, and disorder. He does this because he knows that God will not act in an environment of conflict, chaos or confusion. God steps back from confusion because it is against His nature and He knows that until the confusion is cleared, His voice cannot be heard. That is why in Psalm 46:10 He states, "Be still, and know that I am God..." If you are in a place of confusion right now, stop and listen for the voice of God. He is there because His Word has stated He will never leave you, but He cannot work in your life if you are listening to lies from Satan and there is confusion because of those lies. So stop and listen to what God would say over your situation. The Word of God has all you need to know to make a joyful life in this sinful world.
James 3:13-18by Dr Zimmerman
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 10:57 PM