If you had the choice of living in a new house and a new neighborhood, would you try to find a “good” neighborhood rather than a “bad” one? Would you want to live next to kind, caring, considerate neighbors or brawling, angry, inconsiderate ones?
Since we all know the answer to those questions, let me encourage you to apply that mentality to all of your life. Would you choose a life of disorder and every evil practice or one of purity, joy, and peace?
This is exactly the choice God gives us.
When we make choices according to our own wisdom–the wisdom that is earthly, natural, and demonic–we will get what our natural wisdom can produce. When we make choices according to God’s wisdom, we get what God’s wisdom can produce.
Our natural wisdom keeps us from having the great things of life; Godly wisdom keeps us from having the worst things of life.
Our natural decision making leads to envy and selfish ambitions. The end result is disorder and every kind of evil.
Godly wisdom is “pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17). It leads to peace and righteousness.
Which will you choose?
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