Analysis of ReadingIn that scripture, James had been explaining how a Christian should describe wisdom. Notably, most human beings are driven by selfish and envious ambitions, and the consequences are all the evil and disorder which human beings see in the world. James has explained what people who trust in God should perceive wisdom. The people who believe in God should put their entire test in him to provide all their heart desires. When were submissive to God as Christians, we get more blessings than when everything we do is guided by worldly, selfish ambitions. By describing God's wisdom as pure, James meant that God's wisdom is chaste and
TOPICS 7-8: READING REPORT 7undivided. The wisdom God blesses those who believe in him with is focused and refined. Markedly, we live in a world where if one is not doing selfish deeds, we become victims of people who have monovalent intentions. However, when we pray a trust God to bless us with his heavenly wisdom, we will never fall victim to the crafty and malicious intentions of non-believers.Application of Reading to Personal Spiritual FormationMarkedly, we live in a world where human beings are willing to do anything to create billions of dollars. People commonly give excuses when they hurt other people deliberately for their selfish intentions. Additionally, we find that even Christians today are commonly setting contradictory goals, one who is against the Biblical guidelines. When we trust in God, he gives us all the gifts of life. Thus, when God blesses us with what we have been praying for, we shouldwillingly give thanks to him. This will make God bless us with more and more power, pleasure, money, and every other thing which we desire. Moreover, we should not take advantage of other people. Instead, as Christians, we should use or wisdom to help anybody who requires our assistance. Trusting in God gives makes believers mature enough in faith to differentiate betweenpure intentions and those whom people have for selfish gains. It is astounding how much more pleasant and easier the lives of Christians become when they sacrifice the little worldly pleasuresto get the heavenly wisdom. It helps a Christian to get anything he or she wants. However, we should know that in life, everything comes at a cost. Therefore, we should avoid the little pleasures like bribery to get what we want, and instead, trust in God for the blessings. Notably, some people can bribe to get jobs which they are not well qualified, which makes qualified individuals miss opportunities. Therefore, we should always trust in God to bless us, but at the same time, our actions and intentions should always be pure.
TOPICS 7-8: READING REPORT 8ConclusionIn our lives as Christians, we should always pray to God to give us his wisdom, which is always pure. Getting God's wisdom means we will have all the things we need in life because weknow how to live according to his expectations. Therefore, Christian counselors should always do what pleases God.
TOPICS 7-8: READING REPORT 9ReferencesGreggo, S. P., & Sisemore, T. A. (2012).Counseling and Christianity: Five approaches. InterVarsity Press.Ripley, J. (2012). Integration of Psychology and Christianity: 2022.Journal Of Psychology And Theology,40(2), 150-154. doi: 10.1177/009164711204000213The Holy Bible. (1982). NKJV. The New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.
KiranTemple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern
I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.
DanaUniversity of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern
The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.
JillTulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern
Stuck? We have tutors online 24/7 who can help you get unstuck.
Ask Expert Tutors
You can ask
You can ask
You can ask
(will expire )