What does God’s wisdom look like? It is humble, gentle, and pure. It is lived out and not just for show, not just trying to prove how smart I am.
And it is gentle. I find this a bit hard to hear from James, who it seems has been pretty strong in how he writes this letter. His words don’t feel gentle! And yet, even though his words are strong, they are true, and they are not so much “ungentle” as they are too close to the truth of how I am not living up to the call of Jesus to follow Him with everything I am. These verses remind me that I can speak hard truths, and still be a person of gentleness. I can be bold and gentle at the same time, and still believe that mercy triumphs over judgment.
My prayer is for wisdom and gentleness today!