Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wisdom’s bar is set high

Morning: Psalm 37:1-18; I Kings 11:1-13; James 3:13-4:12
Evening: Psalm 37:19-42; Mark 15:12-21

Pilate made decisions about Jesus’ fate solely on the basis of political expediency and populist concerns, rather than on what he knew was right. Does this sound familiar?  How utterly bankrupt and corrupt power becomes when it serves only its own needs.  James says it well: “Where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.” Wisdom’s bar is set high. It has to be.
Graham

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