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God is Wisdom, He is Wise

Day Nineteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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The One True God's wisdom is perfect. He always sees and chooses the best and highest goals, and uses the surest means to achieve them. God's judgments and decisions are perfect. 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 (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, they think it is too simple minded, so it is foolishness to them. But God in His wisdom and love did what needed to be done, and made 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.

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 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 ask God for wisdom? I do all the time.

God's wisdom and power (Job 12:13). Because of God's immeasurable power and wisdom working together, the universe and earth are a perfect habitat for us and life (Psalm 33:9, 104:1-30; Isaiah 40:21-22, 25-26, 28; Colossians 1:16-17).

My husband, Tom, who is a physicist says:

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, and the sun is a perfect distance from the center of the Milky Way; light travels at exactly the right speed; even the strength of electric, magnetic, gravitational, and nuclear forces all have exactly the right values; if any of these things were different, we could not exist on the earth. Scientists call this the anthropic principle, and they have no explanation on why these things should be. However, those of us who know the Creator understand it was His power and wisdom that "fine tuned" our world and universe for us.

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. (Daniel 3:28, 6:23)

God's wisdom is found in His Word. As Christians, our capacity to be wise or have good judgment 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, understanding, yes, even the insight to have the wisdom you need 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®


Life Application:

Wisdom applied

Take special notice of wisdom in these passages. Read Colossians 1:9-12, 3:12-17; James 3:13-18. 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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