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Peaceable Wisdom - Part 3 of 3

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October 27, 2020 12:00 am

Peaceable Wisdom - Part 3 of 3

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October 27, 2020 12:00 am

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

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Will fly, and additional Sherry Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible and she will will be all and will will will he will take hold of you who have taken time to write. Just recently the expense of the program is considerable and we need your help to be able to stay on the air.

If you have not written, I would appreciate hearing from you or even those of you who have been consistently supporting we continue to need your help. Our address is the Baptist Bible Auerbach 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217. Today we continue with the message bringing the concluding part on peaceable wisdom and all in the all seeing the source of this wisdom of the qualities of a standing vivid contrast to the qualities of that wisdom, that is my that wisdom which is earthly, central, devilish you have been envying, and strife in your hearts glory not an ally not against the truth. If you're claiming I have knowledge, the Bible teaches. I have wisdom. I know how to conduct myself but your life is not matching your claim you're living in sin.

Not having repented and turned from your harboring bitter envy your holding malice against various individuals you give way to that which first strife is as well. I guess the truth lay claim to having knowledge and wisdom. If this be the case. This wisdom dissent is not from above earthly central devilish and where envying, and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work but the wisdom that is from above is first pure, so there's the first quality is first pure, and everybody talked about that to some degree when it says initially that if there is one that is wise and a dude with knowledge among you letting show out of a good conversation demonstrated by his good works by his godly life. Wisdom then is from above is first pure wisdom that is from God is not going to lead you down the wrong path. You can't claim that wisdom and defend an excuse ungodliness in your life you can't defend an excuse bitterness in the strife can't be. It is pure. Chapter 4 and verse eight says drawn line to God and he will draw 19 you claimed your handy centers and purify your hearts, you double minded. So if we find it. There is a tendency toward maintaining a bitter spirit being harsh in our attitude toward others being resentful and need to be dealt with. We need to draw near to the Lord.

We need to cleanse our hands, our hearts need to be purified must not be double-blind, saying one thing and doing something else laying claim to believing the word of God says and you trying to justify another course of action, another spirit another attitude. Next thing that he says here it's not only pure is peaceable and as we said, we have identified that subject peaceable wisdom as being what is emphasized in this entire passage.

It is peaceable Jesus is.

Blessed are the peacemakers, how you see yourself. Are you a peacemaker do you make a concentrated effort to bring about understanding unity helping the many who have had differences and difficulties come to some unity that will glorify the Lord, I hasten to emphasize here that when we talk about peacemakers were not talking about compromising fundamental basic truth.

Jesus absent didn't have that in mind when he said, Blessed are the peacemakers know that we're living in a time that more and more people are saying that doctrine is not important and there is this inclusive-ism that has become more popular, even among fundamentalist that would indicate that some of the most basic truths of Scripture can be ignored and that is not all that important to talk about that talk about one thing every day day-to-day human relationships how easy it is to be offended. How easy it is to draw a conclusion about a situation when you don't have the facts your fingers at somebody and he just took time to go to them and ask about a situation you might find out that the whole issue is absurd to start with because there's nothing but misunderstanding and even when there are real differences often resolve for peace could be found if prayerful diligent effort put forth mark of this wisdom that is of God is that it is peaceable. It is gentle it is moderate. It is forbearing ever seen people who just really cannot talk. I start to say about Bible subject to some people who are like this about almost anything they feel intensely about it, whether it's politics or the Bible or anything else that they really can't talk about anything that's important to them in a calm tone of voice talking to somebody disagrees with them there easily and quickly upset become angry because there's a different opinion. This wisdom that is from above is gentle, forbearing, just read what apostle Paul said that he was gentle gentle as a nurse would be the child treat an infant and nursing child yelling. I don't call him names to be gentle. That's the mark of this wisdom easy to be in treated one definition of the word is yielding to persuasion.

That doesn't mean that you give in quickly and compromise a principle of truth but rather than digging your heels in and being downright headstrong, stiffnecked and stubborn you yield to persuasion that if there is a persuasive argument given.

If there is information available to show you that maybe you have been confused about the matter. Are you might've been wrong about something you don't want Plato help you in this course.

I guess maybe there some people feel like they were been wrong about anything, but if if you have ever been awakened to the fact that there has been a time or two in your life where you were wrong about something. It will help you to maintain this gentle spirit and be ready to be in treated part of that attitude that I'm right and I'm not able to consider anything else is nothing but pride and arrogance easy to be in treated if you're easy to be entreated than you're willing to talk to somebody who wants to talk to you. Easy to be entreated. You don't set the tone of the conversation with tension from the beginning of enter any interaction that may occur in the says full of mercy, full of mercy. If you're merciful that your people to be looking for opportunity to agree Compromising truth not giving you more but if you're merciful you got to be somebody if they didn't pick the exact word you would like for them to use your merciful you're not making that certain issues well use that word and I don't care for used terminology.

That's not the same one I use merciful sort of the book of Luke chapter 6 your merciful you're full of mercy are controlled by mercy. It influences the way you talk the way you deal with people. Your attitude with chapter 6, verse 35 but love ye your enemies surmises I'm dead when you get to that part of God love my friend. Sometimes his aggravated leg be much less love my enemies but here is the word of God, love your enemies, and do good this loving your enemies doesn't mean that you got warm fuzzy feeling and to say all you know I just like to think about enemies and all think that gun the harmony, but it does mean that you're going to do good and Leanne, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the highest, for he is your heavenly father is aimed onto the other thing. This is an obligation to be like your heavenly father. He is kind to the unthankful and not hard to do if you have done something for somebody you've gone out of your way. You made a real sacrifice to put yourself out and it becomes evident that the person that you tried to help and do something for really didn't appreciate what is the human reaction. The last time you anything that person day you are. I have learned my lesson. I quit I muddle doing a great life what what good is having life's too short. I might be subjecting myself to this kind of hurt. Anyway, I just I just quit. But that's not what the Lord sends if you want to be identified as children of the highest. You don't have to behave like he does. He's kind to the unthankful and to the evil you don't condone evil actions you don't support evil workers, but you can be kind, even to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your father also is merciful. You are to be full of mercy. That's part of what this wisdom is all about. It is generally easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits full of good fruits. Regulation chapter 5 but the fruit of the spirit is if the wisdom that you are utilizing the knowledge that you have in the wisdom that you use in your life to apply. That is the wisdom that is of God than some good fruit is going to result you may claim to have great wisdom you may feel that you're a very deep Bible scholar and that nobody can approach you as to the depth of your wisdom, but if you are in a constant. If you are and can't maintain friendships and fellowship with other believers, there's a problem. I have known a man some who are gifted writers in their younger days, and as time went on, with an attitude that their knowledge was deeper and their wall was more godly than anybody else the time they reached the end of their life. They were living in isolation as we pointed out a number of times, true Christianity cannot be lived in isolation. See the tendency of human nature is if you get disgusted with the way other people are conducting themselves or their attitude what they're doing. A lot had I just withdrawn worship God at home, Scripture don't give you that option. Christianity is lived out by interaction with other people.

Why do you need patients because people sometimes get on your nerves as the saying goes, and you don't have patience. You have love that love has to be demonstrated to other people.

You got to labor to minister to other people and you can't do that in isolation from the results of this wisdom which is from above is that there's really good fruit born as a result of its without partiality. It's a matter that you're not trying to judge by outward appearance. Making a selection on the basis that I'm going to treat this person differently than I do somebody else. For whatever reason, because he then says without hypocrisy. In other words, is to be sincere it is to be honest and the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace fruit has ended seed for more fruit. So when you are utilizing the wisdom of the knowledge that is of God that is from above, the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them make peace as you display that knowledge and that wisdom, to the glory of Christ. Something good is coming from it. Good fruits are being displayed, and it provides the opportunity for greater blessings in time to come. I'm sure that in this one discourse we have not covered everything that could be drawn from this text, but I trust this little time of observing it. Once again, as we have at various times in the past can stir our minds with the importance of testing whatever knowledge and wisdom.

We may claim to have the knowledge and wisdom that we claim to have causes us to be better resentful if it doesn't lead us to work for peace. If it doesn't maintain in our hearts, a gentle spirit, one that is full of mercy so that we are ready and easy to be entreated something wrong with doesn't matter how well read how well educated how well versed how long somebody has studied the Bible, how long they've been claiming to live a Christian life issue is how is it today may we pray that prayer that the psalmist prayed in Psalm 119 in May, we asked for that wisdom that James speaks of in chapter 1, and a mask of God, who gives liberally in the brain is not in pray that God will bless us to have peaceable wisdom and all the hope that these messages on peaceable wisdom have been a help to you emphasizing truth. We need not forget concert.

It is especially needful in these times of strife and conflict to know the wisdom that is from above is peaceable.

I hope that you will writers. Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217 two. We greet you next time. This is Lucero Bradley Junior pitting you goodbye and may God push all day and all and all the

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