Wisdom is available. The key is to get it from the right source.
James, insightful and incisive as always, warns us that there are two sources of wisdom, and they lead to very different outcomes. (James 3:13-18)
Some wisdom is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. Thus it comes from the devil himself. This is what it looks like:
Bitter. Jealous. Selfishly ambitious.
The result: Disorder and vile practices.
The wisdom from above comes from God Himself through His Holy Spirit. This is what it looks like:
Pure. Peaceable. Gentle. Open to reason. Full of mercy and good fruits. Impartial. Sincere.
The result: A harvest of righteousness sown in peace.
So how to make sure you discover the wisdom from above:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)
What a wonderful gift: Wisdom from above.
Where have you been getting your wisdom?