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God is Wisdom, He is Wise

Day Nineteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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God's wisdom is perfect. He always sees and chooses the best and highest goals, and uses the surest means to achieve them. God is wise because He perfectly uses His knowledge and understanding. (James 3:17; Revelations 7:12) Wisdom comes from God, so all true wisdom is certainly found through and in Him. (Psalm 104:24, Romans 16:27)

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! Romans 11:33 NASB®

Jesus Christ alone embodies God's wisdom. God's wisdom knows the only way we can get to heaven is through Jesus Christ. When some people hear the way to be saved and to go to heaven is to believe in Jesus Christ, they think it is too simple minded, so it is foolishness to them. But God in His wisdom wanted the means of salvation to be a simple message, so great human wisdom wasn't needed, just simple faith. Aren't you thankful for God's compassionate saving wisdom?

For the word 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, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE." Where is the wise man?...Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 NASB®

Human wisdom is nothing compared to God's wisdom. God's infinite wisdom can make man's wisdom mere foolishness. God tells us to ask for His wisdom in James 1:5; and He will give it to us. Wouldn't you rather have the wisdom of the ages (God's wisdom) instead of man's limited wisdom? Do you asked God for wisdom? I do all the time.

Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory ...For wisdom and power belong to Him...He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him." 1 Corinthians 2:6-8; Daniel 2:20-22 NASB®

God's wisdom is found in His Word. As Christians, our wisdom comes from the ability to apply God's Word to our lives. (Ecclesiastes 10:12) Knowing God and His Word will give you the knowledge and wisdom to act as you should as a Christian.

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7 NASB®

Because of God's immeasurable power and wisdom working together, the universe and earth are a perfect habitat for us and life: the sun, moon, and other heavenly bodies all follow their courses in perfect precision, atoms form molecules perfect for life, the earth is a perfect distance from the sun, the sun is a perfect distance from the center of the Milky Way, and so on. Since God can perfectly create life and keep it perfectly sustained, shouldn't you put your trust in God? Do you trust in God? It's the wise thing to do. (Job 12:13; Psalm 104:24; Isaiah 40:21-31; Daniel 2:20-23, 3:28, 6:23)


Life Application:

Read Colossians 1:9-12, 3:12-17; James 3:13-18. Take special notice of wisdom in these passages. The passages you just read talk about what God wants you to do. Make a list from these passages on what you should or shouldn't be doing as a Christian. Then be wise and apply God's Word to your life.

Read the book of Proverbs when you have the time. It is full of God's knowledge and wisdom.


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