December 5: The Weary World Rejoices

December 5, 2021
Randy North

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 raise a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:17-18 NIV

God’s wisdom is marked by purity. We must have a pure devotion to God and be dedicated to following Jesus and His Word. As a result we will not compromise our integrity.

God’s wisdom is peace loving. We must use God’s wisdom to bring peace and order into conversations. God’s wisdom is gentle at all times. A person living in God’s wisdom is teachable, open to reason, able to be counseled, and not stubborn. When God’s wisdom is at work, there is a willingness to listen, think, pray, and obey whatever God reveals.

God’s Word says a lot about peace. Peacemakers work for peace. Peace is not something that exists naturally in the world. We must work for peace in order for it to happen. Peacemakers preserve peace. Peace must be protected and defended. It must be active, safe, and close. We are going to have to make every effort to preserve the peace and we do that by living out God’s wisdom in our life. Peacemakers pursue peace. We must pursue peace and the way we pursue it is through God’s wisdom. Live at peace with everyone.

Peacemakers seize opportunities to sow peace. As we live out God’s wisdom in life, we produce things that are pleasing to God. A harvest of righteousness has grown out of our lives. The language of a harvest suggests such an attractive way of life that others are drawn to God through it. The harvest of righteousness multiplies all because we chose to live by God’s wisdom rather than man’s wisdom.

As we live out God’s wisdom we will honor and please the Lord, and we will produce good fruits and we will learn to know God better. In verse two of O Holy Night, it says:

True Son of God, yet bearing human feature,

He entered earth to reverse Adam’s fall.

God’s wisdom was truly shown on this Holy Night through the birth of His Son Jesus!

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