Devilish cunniving

Sunday September 24th, James 3: 13-15 Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom. It's the furthest thing from wisdom—it's animal cunning, devilish conniving. It is like putting your money where your mouth is. Hypocrisy is not new to the church; rather it is rampant in the church. We are all saved by grace and as such, the walk we walk is often different from the talk we talk. St. Paul said it as, “the good that I want I don’t do and the evil I don’t want, that I do.” So it is with all of us. However, there are some whose walk is different from their talk, not because they are trying and not quite making it, but because their talk is a smoke screen to hide what they are doing. We usually read about them on page three of the paper and their focus is more on power over than on wisdom.


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