As our times become darker and more sinister, spiritual wisdom is going to become very important and heavily relied upon. It is not gained by conversing with men, nor by the knowledge of the world (as some think and speak), but it comes from above. It consists of these several things:
1. It is pure: without a mixture of maxims or aims that would debase it: and it is free from iniquity and defilements, not allowing of any known sin, but studious of holiness both in heart and life
2. The wisdom that is from above is peaceable: Peace follows purity and depends upon it. Those who are truly wise do what they can to preserve peace, that it may not be broken and to make peace, that where it is lost, it may be restored. In kingdoms, in families, in churches, in all societies, and in all interviews and transactions, heavenly wisdom makes men peaceable
3. It is gentle: not standing upon extreme right in matters of property, not saying nor doing anything rigorous in points of censure, not being furious about opinions. Urging our own beyond their weight nor theirs who oppose us beyond their intention not being rude and overbearing in conversation, nor harsh and cruel in a temper. Gentleness may thus be opposed to all these
4. Heavenly wisdom is easy to be entreated, [eupeithes] it is very persuadable, either to what is good or from what is evil. There is an easiness that is weak and faulty, but it is not a blamable easiness to yield ourselves to the persuasions of God’s word, and to all just and reasonable counsels or requests of our fellow creatures, no, nor to give up a dispute, where there appears a good reason for it and where a good end may be answered by it
5. Heavenly wisdom is full of mercy and good fruits: inwardly disposed to everything kind and good, both to relieve those who want and to forgive those who offend, and actually to do this whenever proper occasions offer
6. Heavenly wisdom is without partiality: The original word, adiakritos, signifies to be without suspicion, or free from judging, making no undue surmises nor differences in our conduct towards one person more than another. The margin reads it, without wrangling, not acting the part of sectaries, and disputing merely for the sake of a party nor censuring others purely on account of their differing from us. The wisest men are least apt to be censurers
7. That wisdom which is from above is without hypocrisy: It has no disguises nor deceits. It cannot fall in with those managements which the world counts wise, which are crafty and guileful, but it is sincere and open, steady and uniform, and consistent with itself.
“And then, lastly, true wisdom will go on to sow the fruits of righteousness in peace, and thus, if it may be, to make peace in the world.”
Heavenly Father receive our petitions before your throne. We plead for your strengthening and deepening of our perseverance, and determination that we might rebuke the temptations and wiles of Satan. Lift us into the hands of your angels so we are able to continue our journey through this darkness and reflect your light onto those seeking freedom from Satan’s grasp. Open our hearts to receive your words through the Holy Spirit. This I pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and Amen.
Robert a humble obedient servant to Yeshua and His Father in heaven Yahuweh.
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