Hearts That Bleed Dark Streams Of Jealousy & Selfishness

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James 3:13-18 King James Version

13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. 

James 3:13-18 The Voice

13 Who in your community is understanding and wise? Let his example, which is marked by wisdom and gentleness, blaze a trail for others. 14 If your heart is one that bleeds dark streams of jealousy and selfishness, do not be so proud that you ignore your depraved state. 15 The wisdom of this world should never be mistaken for heavenly wisdom; it originates below in the earthly realms, with the demons. 16 Any place where you find jealousy and selfish ambition, you will discover chaos and evil thriving under its rule. 17 Heavenly wisdom centers on purity, peace, gentleness, deference, mercy, and other good fruits untainted by hypocrisy. 18 The seed that flowers into righteousness will always be planted in peace by those who embrace peace.

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

6 Responses to “Hearts That Bleed Dark Streams Of Jealousy & Selfishness”

  1. Beautiful and, of course, very true scriptures.

  2. Steve, you have the heart of an angel dear friend, and your words move me, as does your thoughtfulness, may every blessing be yours, your going to have a great time, smile, amen

  3. Hi Steve, thank you for your inspiring posts! I have nominated you for The Shauny Award! If you are interested, the details can be found here: http://shadeakinbiyi.wordpress.com/

    God bless you! 🙂

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