The wisdom of mercy Part 8
Greek thought viewed mercy as pity for those who were suffering unjustly. But Jesus introduced a new concept, mercy for those who are in trouble, even if that trouble is their own fault. We’ll see how the combined “good fruits” of wisdom ultimately reach their maturity in a harvest of mercy.
In the midst of conflict, it’s hard to get the right perspective. Let's contrast the “pure and peaceable” wisdom from above with the “earthly and unspiritual” wisdom from below. One is “easily entreated” and furthers our relationships. The other is harsh, driving people apart.
Solomon's life is a reminder that you can be the wisest person on the planet and still make foolish mistakes. Today we continue learning from the story of Solomon.
Trace a wide and winding river backwards and you'll find it originates from a single spring. Today we'll look past the overwhelming wisdom displayed by Solomon to study the Source of his knowledge.
God had graciously given Solomon wisdom and that gift was put to the test in a difficult case involving two prostitutes with babies!
What does it mean to be "wise"? Is there more to "wisdom" than simply knowledge? Solomon's example shows us that wisdom includes moral discernment.
When they hear the word "wisdom," a lot of people envision a collection of facts and figures that is stored up in our head. But there is a practical side to wisdom -- its relational element!
People look for it in school, in books, or in real-life experiences, but still may never find it. So the question is, where do we find wisdom? Join our discussion as we begin a new study on "The Wisdom of Solomon."