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Daily Devotion – Saying Sorry is the Wise Thing to Do

Did you know that saying sorry is the wise thing to do? I mean, we all know it’s a good thing to do, but did you know it’s a sign of wisdom?

The word “wisdom” is translated from the Greek word sophia. We see the same root word found in sophomore and sophisticated. The word represents more than knowledge itself. It’s knowledge with education, maturity, and experience behind it. In fact, wisdom teeth are thus named because they come with maturity. You don’t normally get them in childhood.

But here’s the things about wisdom, it’s not always easy to extract. My son-in-law had four wisdom teeth pulled out this past week and he was in serious pain for days.

In the same way, the wise choice isn’t always the easiest choice, it takes humility to say I’m sorry. In order to rise up, we need to step down. Humility doesn’t spring from a place of immaturity, it springs from wisdom and growth. And so the Bible says,

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13, NIV)

So, what does wisdom look like in a person’s life? Well, that depends if you’re looking at the world or if you’re looking at Christ.

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. (James 3:17, NIV)


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Read Read Ephesians Chapter 4 where Paul talks about Christian living and unity in the body of Christ.

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Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13, NIV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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