The wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate… (James 3:17).
What does James mean, that wisdom should be considerate? Well, try this.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:3-4).
The wisdom of this world says, “Look out for yourself.”
The wisdom of God says, “Look out for the other guy.”
Without Christ, taking care of yourself is a full-time job. Who’s got time and energy to think about others? Besides, you’ve gotta look out for Number One, because if you don’t, who will?
But you are not without Christ.
You are in Christ, and he is in you.
And he is Number One.
In Christ, you are strong—it does not weaken you to put others first.
In Christ, you are safe—it does not endanger you to put others first.
In Christ, you are complete—it does not diminish you to put others first.
It’s Friday, Beloved. Walk in wisdom.