but the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
what a great prayer to pray as a woman! (or guy, i guess..) i love that it's first pure. because when you are truly pure in heart and mind, everything else should come naturally. it's kind of like the commandment to love. once you figure out love, the rest is gravy.
the commandments, do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, and whatever commandments there may be, are summed up in this one rule: love your neighbor as yourself.
..the only problem is, to love and to be pure.. these are probably the hardest of them all.
father, i pray that you impress these truths on our hearts today. help us to understand the love that first comes from you so that we may go and love those around us, not by our own strength, but by the overflowing compassion that comes from you. help us to no longer live for ourselves but for you and the people you've placed around us. ^_^
off to work!