The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God

Jesus told us to take what we’ve learned and pass it on to others. 

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”  (Matthew 28:19-20)

The Lord is the source of all wisdom and truth. And he reveals them to us through his word, the Bible. Knowing the truth that God teaches us will make us free. Jesus said, “If you continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  (John 8:31-32)

The Bible makes us wise. “The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” (Psalm 19:7)  The word “Simple” here means naive. God’s word causes us to wise up. Because it gives us a knowledge base of truth and wisdom. Then we can tell the difference between the truth and a lie:

The Bible says, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) This is the truth. And we believe it. That sets us apart from those who think that there is no God.

The Bible says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27) This is the truth. And we believe it. That sets us apart from those who think we evolved from lower forms of life.

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)  This is the truth. And we believe it. That sets us apart from the people who don’t think that Jesus is the Son of God.

So the world is divided into two tribes. One believes that the Bible is true and the other one doesn’t. The first tribe is the Kingdom of God and it’s based on the wisdom of God. The other tribe is the Kingdom of Darkness and it’s based on the wisdom of men.

God’s wisdom is foolishness to man. And man’s wisdom is foolishness to God. The Apostle Paul explained the difference between them:

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

But unto them which are 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. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”  (1 Corinthians 1:18-31)

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