Christ, the Wisdom of God – My Daily Bread!
Our call to hear God’s voice is taken from Proverbs 2: 6-8, NIV which reads:
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright; He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.”
Wisdom is the ability to consistently apply knowledge to make the right choices at the opportune time. It is an essential ingredient of faithfulness in the life of the heart surrendered to God.
Saints do not be fooled, all wisdom is not godly; the Word offers a perspective that the wise of this generation might find offensive. Listen closely to what the Word says about human or worldly wisdom:
- The world’s wisdom can lead to man’s self glorification and alienation from God: “the world through its wisdom did not know Him” (1 Corinthians 1:21, NIV);
- God considers it worthless: “Do not deceive yourself. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a fool so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight”. (1 Corinthians 3:18-19, NIV).
- Worldly wisdom does not esteem the things of God as important: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise”. (1 Corinthians 1:18-19, NIV)
God’s wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish; for his Word says: “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ.” (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV) Yes Christ is the source of godly wisdom to those whom God has called; He is “the power of God and the wisdom of God”. (1 Corinthians 1:24, NIV) Since God’s wisdom is hidden in Christ, it is important that we know Him!
Do you know Christ? Do you have Godly wisdom? Do you have trouble making wise choices? To have God’s wisdom and make Godly decisions you must have Godly knowledge which is only gleamed from studying and applying God’s truths in our lives! Turn to His Word Saints; it reveals the wisdom of God and the treasure of His salvation for all who believe!
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