But 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. James 3:17
As I memorized this, it suddenly struck me that the very first quality is purity. Then, the other qualities line up. What a beautiful list for any Christian to aim for!
- - - -My 17th verse:
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7
Often, we become "weary in well-doing." It is good to occasionally remember that if we are following God, we will be rewarded as He sees fit, when He sees fit.