Daily Devotional

August 12, 2019

The Right Kind of Wisdom

James 3:17-18
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.


Written by: Danielle Morgan

Parenthood is such a rich example of our human nature. It exposes our internal desire to know everything, and God is gentle, yet firm, in humbling us.

Before we become parents, we tend to believe we know everything there is to know about parenting. We look at other families and their “misbehaved” children and say things like, “If only the parents would…” or “Someday when I have kids, I will never…”

And then one day you become a parent and everything you thought you knew goes out the window. It’s as if you’ve crossed over to this other side, the veil has been lifted, and you start to understand and even reason with all of those “bad” decisions that other parents made that you previously judged so harshly.

There is a false wisdom that comes from those who claim to know the answers and judge others from their own limited perspective. Sadly, this false wisdom will negatively affect all of our relationships, leaving only broken and hurt people.

But the wisdom from Heaven? That’s the good stuff and one of the most important ingredients for healthy relationships.

We should always be testing our actions to make sure that they are birthed from a pure, holy, and divine wisdom. We should always strive to be peacemakers with everyone, and in doing so, our relationships will start to flourish.

Devo Relationships 8.12Thought of the day: Which relationships in your life are you struggling with or wish were better? The reality is, it takes two to have a healthy relationship and you are only responsible for your own behavior. Is there something in your own life that is keeping you from growing in this relationship? Ask God to reveal areas in your heart that you need to surrender to Him so that you can receive His Holy Spirit to impart heavenly wisdom.

Prayer: Lord, thank You that through Jesus I have access to your heavenly wisdom. Transform me from the inside out and replace my worldly wisdom with Your heavenly wisdom. Help me to live my life in such a way that brings peace to all and touch my relationships so they flourish. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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