Saturday, August 24, 2013

Wisdom is of God

All of the Bible passages to day will be from the New American Standard Bible, Revised Edition. (NASBR)

1 Corinthians 1:18-31
18 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. 19 For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 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. 22 For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God. 30 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31 so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Psalm 14:1

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
Psalm 10:4

The wicked in the haughtiness of his countenance does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Psalm 11:10 (a)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;…

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

My Comments: We are all born with a sin nature not a pure one like many would like to teach. Without God and the fear of loosing His presence for eternity we do what we want because it pleases us.

Watch a two year old take from another child and the tempers that can ensue because each wants what they want when they want it. We parents and society train up a child to behave in a socially acceptable manner in the home as well as in society yet in the depths each will try to get away with what they think they can. This continues throughout life unless they turn to God and fear Him and know Him to be God. Even those who seem good to people in their lives, will and can, do deeds that society finds objectionable. Without God we as humans get ourselves into situations, lifestyles and problems. This happens all because we lack wisdom without God. We lack wisdom because we do not know God or fear Him.

Those who do not believe this have not found wisdom yet. Yet by studying the Word of God we all can find knowledge that with the Holy Spirit leads to acquiring wisdom. And that starts as soon as we accept the grace Jesus, the Son of God, obtained for us all on the Cross and in His Resurrection. When we accept God we also go to Heaven, when we leave this worldly body, to be with our Savior and King, Jesus.

Abba, Father we need You. We are sinful and without You we will live in misery for eternity. We confess our sin and turn to You and accept Jesus as our Savior and King. When we become Jesus’ we become Your child for eternity. Fill us Abba with Your Holy Spirit as we fall on our knees before our Lord and King. Help us to live our lives to bring glory and praise always to You who love us so much. Thank You Lord Jesus. Grow Your wisdom in our hearts and change us to be more like You everyday. In Jesus name in unity with the Holy Spirit I pray with praise and thanksgiving. Amen.


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