In Search of Better Stories

The Devils Wisdom

It sneaks in quietly through an unlocked back door. A tiny little thought, a tinge of resentment and a pinch of disgust. He seems to be more successful than I. He is better than me at something, I don’t like him for this fact. I need to be number one. I need to be the one that people talk about. I need to be the one that people are the most impressed with. I need to restore my preeminence, but I need to do it in subtle ways or I might be unmasked and shamed. What’s the plan? At first nearly imperceptible boasts about myself followed by subtle, soft & gentle lies about my competitor. Slowly I build myself up and tear him down. I am the champion again. This is the devil’s wisdom that destroys our world. God’s wisdom pursues peace and rejoices in the successes of others with a pure heart. God preserve me from this devilish darkness and give me that pure heart.
James 3:14 & 16 – But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up this truth with boasting and lying…For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. IMG_1069.JPG

Subscribe to my blog

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 205 other subscribers

Leave a Reply

Other Posts That Might Interest You

The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist

What’s this book about? Andy Bannister attempts to use good natured humour to point out the logical fallacies and poor reasoning of modern atheist superstars

Quotes from the Book Dominion

The birthplace of Hell is not perhaps as Christian as we had thought. Jewish Scripture and Greek philosophy, once again, had blended to potent effect.

Discover more from Dennis A. Wilkinson

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading