"17 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 the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. " - James 3:17
Many people give advice, while others are sources of wisdom. How can you tell one from the other? Advice typically comes in the form of an opinion and reflects the viewpoint of the one offering it. Wisdom, the kind of wisdom that Jesus exhibited in His life, has the ring of God's truth about it, an overarching truth that transcends human understanding. Even His enemies marveled at Jesus' selfless, God-centered wisdom.
Do you give advice or Godly wisdom? Today, I want to challenge you to ask God for an eternal perspective. To hear His voice a little more clearly. When you are open to the direction and voice of God, it not only influences you in a dynamic way, but it allows you to offer better wisdom to others. Take some time today and ask God for wisdom, perspective, and the opportunities to impart wisdom in other peoples' lives.