I had to re-read the introductory narrative on the walkthetalk.org blog Innovation and Leadership 2.0. a couple of times to get the point of which I have a few casual observations.
1. The statement strikes me as full of academic wordiness and it’s a good thing it’s not a prayer. Much of academia reminds me that like golf lessons, all the details may be good, but it can easily take the joy out of playing the game.
2. Jesus created us all unique in His creation that He alone holds all together (Colossians 1). He has a divine purpose prepared for us to accomplish (Ephesians 2:10) and we are to get after it in adding to our precious faith with all diligence (2 Peter 1:5).
3. It is interesting that James 3 talks about the difficulties with taming the tongue and then follows with a fine discussion about the two kinds of wisdom in verses 13-17.
13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
I don’t look to Hollywood for truth and likewise, we are not to look to the world for wisdom. Earlier in James we are instructed “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).
4. In Galatians 5 Jesus tells us that it is for freedom that He has set us free and He ends with the list of the fruit of the Spirit which is lavished upon us when we walk by the Spirit.
Faith in action produced by Christ in us, what a mystery!
Loren Lynn Nansel