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by Benjamin Munsell on November 3, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2579
 
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good "conversation", (Lifestyle) his works with meekness of wisdom. BUT IF YE HAVE BITTER ENVYING AND STRIFE IN YOUR HEARTS, glory not, and lie not against the truth. THIS WISDOM descendeth not from above, but IS EARTHLY, sensual, devilish.  For where envying and strife is , there is confusion AND EVERY EVIL WORK.  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.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. James 3:13-18. The issue here is not with Wisdom and Knowledge, IT IS ABOUT YOUR HEART'S ATTITUDE with that wisdom and knowledge. Let's say you're a very good car mechanic with years in the trade. What is your heart's attitude? Do you enjoy helping people and fixing their car problems? Sometimes you just give good free advice and the customer can fix it themselves and save what little money they do have? Or are you continually raising your rates because you KNOW you're the best and deserve to be paid for every bit of knowledge you have about cars? Are you always looking to move up the ladder to bigger and more costly garages to work in, or are you content  to stay where the Lord put you and help out those the Lord shows you to help out, knowing the HE ALONE will take care of your finances? Do you have high financial goals you strive for whatever the cost? Or are you content to do a good job, as unto the Lord, and "minister" to people as the Lord directs? Again, this isn't about money, it IS about your heart's ATTITUDE about money. Do you JUST work for money? Or do you work for the Lord and trust Him to take care of all your needs? Minister your trade, AND minister The Lord to those the Lord puts in your path. Don't JUST enjoy life, enjoy THE LORD of Life, and, Be Blessed.
 
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