Think YOU are wise? Prove it by YOUR good life and YOUR good deeds, treating everyone with humility and wisdom. If YOU are jealous, bitter, and selfish NEVER err against the TRUTH by BOASTING of YOUR wisdom.
Jealousy, bitterness, and selfishness belong to this world; they are unspiritual and demonic. Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is all forms of disorder. The wisdom from above is: peaceful, gentle, and friendly. It is full of compassion and PRODUCES a HARVEST of good deeds. This wisdom is FREE from prejudiced and hypocrisy.
Fights and quarrels come from YOUR desires for pleasure…which are constantly fighting WITHIN you. YU want things but cannot have them. YOU don’t have what YOU want because YOU don’t ask God for it. When YOU do ask God for it, you don’t receive because YOUR motives are wrong. YOU ask for things to USE for YOUR own pleasures. TO be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God.
The grace given by God is stronger than any DESIRE you have. God RESISTS the proud but gives grace to the humble! Bodily passions are always at war AGAINST the soul. Make peace with YOURSELF, make peace with God. Remember, any PIECE of this world (no matter what it is) will steal YOUR peace (of mind or heart).
Renew YOUR mind and transition into the PEACE which passes all understanding. May the God of all grace give you peace, comfort, and rest from life’s storms. May his favor blanket YOU and his protection shield YOU.