Asking God for This

I love in James how we learn a root cause of “disorder and every evil practice.” It’s this:

envy and selfish ambition.

I begin to pray that God would destroy envy and selfish ambition within me by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. “Wisdom” according to James 3, that showcases envy and selfish ambition is actually foolishness. It’s “earthly, unspiritual, and of the devil.”

But wisdom from heaven is “pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.”

Oh, that God would make us wise!

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