We thank God for His wisdom! That is the purpose of this entire article.
Here’s a great definition of Wisdom: Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
Most of us are familiar with the Wisdom of Solomon. Two women approach him to say that a baby is their’s. Both seem sincere; so he orders the baby to be cut in half. One woman seems okay with it, but the true mother basically says: “Give it to her.” This allows Solomon to know just who the real mom is. That’s wisdom.
The bible says that wisdom is important:
If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or fault-finding, and it will be given him. James
I’ve heard hundreds of prayer requests and people always want wisdom.
Wisdom is better than gold! Read it. I know it is true. For five years, we had a flood in our library that we kept fixing. At one point the room was an eyesore with a horrible smell full of our household castaways. That room gave me great anguish. I prayed about it often. One day after I prayed seeking an answer…God gave me a task that made no sense at all. It seems He wanted me to drive to the post office and mail some money to a friend.
So, I did. I kept thinking that maybe I would end up seeing a long-lost friend inside the post office. I got there, mailed the card and just hung around waiting for some one I knew to walk in. After an hour, I went home. On the way home I met the drain commissioner who told me about a free project where the flooding could be fixed for free to the tune of $7,000.00! I still praise and thank God for His wisdom which caused us to have victory over a problem that did not seem to go away! It’s now gone!
I have so many stories like this…stories about following wisdom.
Would this have happened on its own? It hadn’t. That’s my answer.
For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing. 1 Corinthians 1: 19
I heard a story about a college professor who was an atheist and wouldn’t come out and say it. In order to influence his students he gave them a writing assignment on the Book of Job. Of course his interpretation was jaded and anti-God. Because he had done this for years he was all prepared to “shoot down” those who disagreed with him. Most of the students were too intimidated to disagree with him. And even worse, his gross misinterpretation was believed by many. He had no Godly wisdom…but he only had his interpretation.
For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19
I’d love to know what ever happened to the college professor …
Thank You Father for giving us the Wisdom to know what we need to know and how to handle it!