Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Soaking up wisdom. Trying to rid myself of jealousy and selfish ambition.

Sorry, no pictures. I have been incredibly....lazy and busy.  Both.

Anyway.  This is just the Scripture I need right now.  I've spaced it out for...ease of reading. And probably emphasis.  Who knows how different the formatting will look after I hit "publish post." It always does.


If you are wise 
          and understand God’s ways, 
prove it by living an honorable life, 
                  doing good works 
                                    with the humility 
                                                  that comes from wisdom. 

But if you are bitterly jealous 
          and there is selfish ambition 
                                         in your heart, 
don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 

For jealousy 
       and selfishness 
       are not God’s kind of wisdom. 

Such things are earthly, 
                         and demonic. 

For wherever there is jealousy 
                                  and selfish ambition, 
       there you will find disorder 
                                     and evil of every kind.
But the wisdom 
             from above 
             is first of all pure. 
             It is also peace loving, 
             gentle at all times, 
             and willing to yield to others. 
             It is full of mercy 
             and good deeds. 
             It shows no favoritism 
             and is always sincere. 

And those who are peacemakers 
                               will plant seeds of peace 
                               and reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:13-18

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