THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
An elderly lady approached the church at the worship hour.
An usher courteously helped her up the steps, opened the door and began to show her a place to sit.
She said, "Seat me on the first pew please."
The usher said, "Ma'am, are you sure? The pastor is really boring."
She said, "I happen to be the pastor's mother!"
The usher asked, "Do you know who I am?"
She answered, "No."
He said, "Good," and promptly left.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?
let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Wisdom is shown by applying the principles of truth in God's Word to our daily living.
The tongue is the most difficult to "tame" (James 3:8).
True wisdom is expressed in godly "conversation;" choosing and using words which inspire, encourage, and edifying others.
The boisterous, blusterous, braggart only shows insensitivity.
One is not necessarily wise because he/she is making a pretense of wisdom.
Neither is wisdom expressed in vocabulary or oratory.
Just because a person speaks well, doesn't mean there's sweet water in the well.
True wisdom is expressed in "works" of "meekness," or self-discipline.
And, the greatest work of wisdom is the self-discipline of our tongue!
Let us be wise stewards of the conversation and works God has given us.
Let us apply the truths of the Word of God to all that we do.