“15 This wisdom descend 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.” James 3:15-17
Sound wisdom comes from God. In fact, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 However, the religious teachers who lead people away from the Word of God and appeal to their emotions is NOT from above. This “wisdom” is earthly, sensual and devilish. These extra biblical revelations centered on intellectualism and emotions are, pardon my bluntness, straight from the pit of hell.
The Lord said “…if I (JESUS) be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32. Methods of man from their vain imaginations will not draw men unto Jesus. Intellectualism is not faith. The Holy Spirit will bear witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God if we will LOOK to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
“28 Come unto Me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of ME; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Are you being led away from Scripture and pulled toward an earthly and sensual gospel that appeals to your emotions? Are you heavy laden? Does your wary soul need rest?
Take HIS Yoke upon you and learn of HIM…Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe. Our faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do in the life of the Believer – free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
His Yoke is easy.
-Donna Clark Warren