Look at a person’s wake in life. 3.21.12

by Aaron K.

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Look at a person’s wake in life. 3.21.12

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.

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 good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:13-18 NLT)

Being a good judge of character is a huge asset in a man’s life. Whether personally or professinally, the ability to understand a person’s motives and heart being key to relationships. So how does a wise man begin to assess people and their character…when their own heart is blinded by sin as well? Like a business, the data doesn’t lie…always look at the wake of an individual’s life. As they go about their everyday life, is their world of relationships characterized by peace and humility; meaning they seem exist peacefully with others…or is their wake full of broken relationships; always seeming to be surrounded by discord and conflict. A man will always be an influencer of his environment. Godly wisdom being evidenced by peace and unity…earthly wisdom being evidenced by conflict and discord. One comes from a pure humble heart, one comes from a prideful wicked heart. Action. My sons, our heart default is always to pride. When will you notice it? Discord and conflict will become more and more evident in your life. As a man, in life always run hard after godly wisdom which is rooted in an authentic humble heart. You must pursue it, working hard at it…for your heart, if left uncultivated will always default to it’s sinful state.