A Psalm based on James 3:17-18
Father, give me heavenly wisdom because the wisdom of the world is bankrupt.
Your wisdom is pure. The only thing that is pure in my life is my pure willingness to seek after my own plans.
I need that peaceable wisdom because as a card carrying member of the human race, my tendencies lean toward conflict and disruption.
Your wisdom makes me considerate and gentle. That is funny, so many people who have “wordly” wisdom bring pride and arrogance with them.
That heavenly wisdom makes me want to give up on my way or the highway. Others can advance, others can achieve, others can have their time. I don’t have to be in charge.
That knowable, Godly wisdom is overflowing with mercy. That element that even while I say the word ‘mercy,’ I know it is not common to myself or many around me.
So much good comes from a wisdom from above. And the goodness spreads. I just want to be a part of that kind of goodness.
Why would I need to be partial or be insincere with those around me? What would that bring me? That is a song and dance, that is manipulation. I can live without these things because God’s wisdom brings an alternative to all forms of deception or taking advantage of others.
I am like a farmer who plants peace, waters it with wisdom to reap a harvest of righteousness.
This is life, this is living. Oh that I can receive this. Pour your wisdom on me.