James 3:17 Message Bible Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor. Oh that men would heed the wisdom of God! God has an answer for everything that ales mankind if we would only listen. This is why it is important that you and I do our part to live our lives with the desire to please God. In so doing, allow His love, mercy, and character to be seen in us. The world needs what we have and as you've heard it said, "You might be the only Jesus those around you see." It's going to take us working together, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to show what true love, mercy and community is all about.