Wisdom from on High!
Wisdom from on High!
In today’s world of great technological advances, we are many times and many ways led to believe that technology is the go-to, all-knowing, gift to mankind. The answers to all our questions or concerns can be found if we are using the right type of technology as the tool and source for gaining the necessary information we are seeking to find. Yes, the Lord has truly blessed us with some amazing breakthroughs in understanding our world and the universe surrounding us.
But as I clearly stated above, it is the Lord who has blessed us with the wonderful gift of knowledge we have been able to acquire as His creation. Without God’s revealing hand in the process, we would be clueless and in the dark about ourselves and all of what He has created. And not only having the knowledge of God’s work in this world and beyond, we have also been given the blessing of tapping in to His Godly wisdom.
Wisdom is defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as: Quality of being wise; knowledge and the ability to use it so as to be of value to oneself and others. This definition may have some merit, but I would like to address wisdom from a Christian perspective. Wisdom is taking the knowledge we have been given by God and using it to glorify Him and be a blessing to others. The worlds idea of wisdom and its usage, and God’s idea of the same thing seem to be quite different in today’s world. The world sees things from a humanistic perspective, God views things from a Divine/Creator vantage point.
The apostle Paul speaks about man’s limited wisdom versus God’s omniscient wisdom in 1 Corinthians 1. “For the word of the cross is folly 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 discernment of the discerning I will thwart." Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."
God’s words of wisdom shared with us, by the Apostle, are intended by God to be inwardly digested and applied to our lives. And as this happens may it bring about a witness in us that truly brings glory to God and benefit others both in this life, but more so into life everlasting! Pastor McCarty