Almost Heaven: A Home of Wisdom

Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination.  As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God.  But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven.  It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.

This is day thirty from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”.  Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.

Almost Heaven:
A Home of Wisdom

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:17-18 (NIV)

Who is the wisest person you know?  What makes you think that about them?  Do you always make wise decisions?  Why?  Does advanced education always equal advanced wisdom?  Why?  What is the difference between the two?  Have you ever been  part of a home that lacked wisdom?  What would, or did, it take for that to change?  How desirable is a home of wisdom to you?  How can you make your current home be more like the home of wisdom you are headed towards?

It appears that our culture has become so fixated with education that we no longer make much effort to pursue wisdom.  It isn’t that we should abandon our quest for education, rather we should add a deliberate pursuit of the wisdom that comes from God.  God describes wisdom as a quality that flows from His character and is offered freely to all who would ask.  As you pray, ask God to increase your wisdom as you grow in Christ.  Pray that you would acknowledge God as your source of wisdom in all things.  Pray that your home would be filled with a godly wisdom that comes from humility and represents the home you are headed toward.

In prayer,

Tom

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