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Want Divine Wisdom? Purity of Heart a Must. James 3:13-18; Psalm 51:10-12


Divine wisdom is the ability to discern between right and wrong, and to act

accordingly being guided and helped by the Holy Spirit (Prov. 3:5-6; 1

Corinth. 3:19). Wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and is essential

for a Christian to live a victorious life (1. Corinth. 12:8; Prov. 4: 5-9, 23).

Pure heart means to have a heart that is God-centered and willing one thing:

God’s truth and values in everything one does. It is free from all selfish and

wicked motivations and sinful intentions which blinds and darkens the mind

so that we cannot see things the way God sees them. God is the only one that

purifies the heart, and it is done by faith (Pro. 3:5, 4:23; Jer. 17:9).

In our Christian journey, we face several challenges and we need divine

guidance, even in mundane circumstances, because of our knowledge is

limited in both physical and Spiritual things (Isa. 55:8-9). And we know that

God is omniscient. Pure heart gives us access to the Holy Spirit, which in

turn gives us access to the divine wisdom. Most people would not

understand, appreciate or support our decisions, because the decisions can

only be spiritually discerned (1 Corinth. 2:14).

Pure heart provides us with continuous connection to the Holy Spirit; gives

us joy; enable us to intercede for others and gives us blessings (Psalm 24: 3-

5); see God (Matthew 5:8); etc.

Jesus is the power and wisdom of God (1 Corinth. 1: 23-25). We cannot

attain a pure heart by our work, we need to believe and accept our Lord Jesus

Christ as our personal Lord and savior to have it.

David applied a divine wisdom when he had King Saul in sight to kill Him

and decided not to, but applied earthly wisdom to kill Uriah, Bathsheba’s

husband, with negative consequences. I pray that God will purify our hearts

and give us divine wisdom to act according to His will in Jesus mighty name.

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