17 What of the wisdom from above? First, it is pure, and then peaceful, gentle, obedient, filled with mercy and good actions, fair, and genuine. 18 Those who make peace sow the seeds of justice by their peaceful acts (James 3:17-18, CEB) It is pure. Is anything pure anymore? It seems like everything has some kind of fillerContinue reading “pure”

Unfair God

14 So what are we going to say? Isn’t this unfair on God’s part? Absolutely not! 15 He says to Moses, I’ll have mercy on whomever I choose to have mercy, and I’ll show compassion to whomever I choose to show compassion. 16 So then, it doesn’t depend on a person’s desire or effort. It depends entirely on God,Continue reading “Unfair God”

Wisdom from above

13 Are any of you wise and understanding? Show that your actions are good with a humble lifestyle that comes from wisdom. 14 However, if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, then stop bragging and living in ways that deny the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above. Instead,Continue reading “Wisdom from above”

The Law Concerning Violence

Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put to death. If it was not premeditated, but came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which the killer may flee. But if someone willfully attacks and kills another by treachery, you shall take the killer from my altar for execution. WhoeverContinue reading “The Law Concerning Violence”

What is fair?

What is fair? According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary online Fair is: : agreeing with what is thought to be right or acceptable : treating people in a way that does not favor some over others : not too harsh or critical So what does that really mean? Fair is when I get my way? When everythingContinue reading “What is fair?”