Tag: Judgment

Wisdom

Wisdom involves experience, knowledge and good judgment. Wisdom is often described as the proper application of knowledge and experience.

Leaders today must pursue the right source of wisdom. Scripture is clear and the application is significant.

Leaders who seek wisdom should ask God for it. When dealing with the trials of life, God is willing to give wisdom to those who ask in faith.

The qualities of God’s wisdom must be known and practiced: pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Wisdom can be learned by experience and from others. This allows leaders to base their leadership on the guidance provided by God.

Preparation

The disciples constantly questioned Jesus about matters of the kingdom, especially a physical emphasis.

One example involved their concern over the destruction of the temple, the sign of His coming, and the end of the age.

While Jesus addressed their concerns with information related to the signs prior to this event, He took them further into the events surrounding the judgment day.

He wanted them to know that something greater than the destruction of the temple was coming and the reason for teaching this truth was to prepare them for that day.

Our leadership is the same. We are to prepare others for that day.

Judging by Appearance

Jesus said, “Do not judge by appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (Jn. 7:24).

How often do we judge a situation or an individual by appearance? Probably more often than we should.

We rarely learn the facts or talk with the person to know them. Sadly, this almost always leads to wrong conclusions and unfair assessments.

The envy and jealousy of the religious leaders toward Jesus moved them to pursue whatever extremes necessary to remove this threat to their power.

When leaders today judge by appearance, righteous judgment is hindered. The results are always destructive.

Wise Leaders…

Wisdom is defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. Practically speaking, wisdom is the proper application of knowledge.

One of the most notable illustrations of leadership wisdom is found in King Solomon. The request of Solomon was a discerning heart to rule God’s people. This does not mean that Solomon was without faults, but God granted his request.

Leaders should ask God for wisdom. He gives generously to those who ask in faith.

The wisdom from God possesses specific qualities described as pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, and without hypocrisy (Jas. 3:17).