Mar 30

Easily EntreatedIt behoves us as the children of light to walk in the light and not to be stubburn in our own ways but to be willing to yield when we are shown to be wrong, to be open to reason, and to have a willingness to yield to reason.

If we always think we are right, can’t see our faults when they are pointed out, and refuse to consider we could be wrong in some things, then we are not easy to be intreated.

The scriptures instruct us that “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (Jam 3:17).

Here are how some other translations translate “easy to be intreated”. “Submissive” (Jam 3:17 NIV), “open to reason” (Jam 3:17 ESV), “reasonable” (Jam 3:17 NASB), “willing to yield” (Jam 3:17 NKJV), and “willing to yield to reason” (Jam 3:17 AMP).

The testimony of a Christain should be that they see dimly and only known in part. They should be aware of their faults and be ready to be corrected and make their wrongs right.

While this doesn’t mean that a Christian needs to be wishy-washy on what they believe or give in to every view that is different then their own understanding of the Bible it does mean they must be willing to listen and to prayfully consider what others say.

This includes being willing to acknowledge the weaknesses that are in their own position and being willing to listen and prayerfully consider what others have to say.

This is the wisdom that is from above.

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One Response to “Easily Entreated”

  1. 1. Paul Says:

    Very true article!

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