Jas 3:14, 16 – 18
As long as you find bitter jealousy and thoughts of rivalry in your hearts, let us have none of this boasting that perverts the truth… Where there is jealousy, where there is rivalry, there you will find disorder and every kind of defect. Whereas the wisdom which does come from above is marked chiefly indeed by its purity, but also by its peacefulness; it is courteous and ready to be convinced, always taking the better part; it carries mercy with it, and a harvest of all that is good; it is uncensorious, and without affectation. Peace is the seed-ground of holiness, and those who make peace will win its harvest.
Lord, I do believe; succour my unbelief.
“Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.” Although man can forget God or reject him, He never ceases to call every man to seek him, so as to find life and happiness. But this search for God demands of man every effort of intellect, a sound will, “an upright heart”, as well as the witness of others who teach him to seek God.
You are great, O Lord, and greatly to be praised: great is your power and your wisdom is without measure. and man, so small a part of your creation, wants to praise you: this man, though clothed with mortality and bearing the evidence of sin and the proof that you withstand the proud. Despite everything, man, though but a small a part of your creation, wants to praise you. You yourself encourage him to delight in your praise, for you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.
In Conversation with God:
Not even miracles can supply for lack of the necessary internal dispositions…
… the light of the sun does not cease to shine simply because these sightless ones fail to see it; rather is this darkness is due to their own inability to see.
… fluorescent lighting sets the scene for all we could and should being in the one life that we’ve got…