January 3, 2013
There is a wisdom that comes from God, the true wisdom, versus the wisdom that comes from Satan that is the cause of so many problems.
A wise person is strong (Proverbs 24:5) provided their wisdom is from above (James 3:14-17). That wisdom is pure and peaceable, gentle, willing to yield and full of mercy and good fruits. It is without partiality and hypocrisy. Any person owning and living by these character traits is strong.
There is a calmness of mind that allows for clear thought and decisive action—the mark of a strong person. When calamity strikes or unexpected events occur, sharp, clear thinking is needed. There is no time to fret and worry—that only adds another factor to our inactivity. Strong people do not gain strength for a moment in a sudden way. They have developed strength that makes them strong every day and in every circumstance.