JESUS OUR WISDOM
1 Corinthians 1:30 says “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God.” If there is anything we need in this day and age it is wisdom. Where could we find a better source for true wisdom than from Almighty God. Our scripture verse says Jesus has become wisdom for us. If Jesus is our source of wisdom and He is the Word manifest in the flesh (John 1:1-14), then we just need to see what the Bible says about wisdom and apply it to our lives.
Another interesting scripture is James 1:5-8. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” What a promise! Imagine receiving your wisdom from God. I believe the Bible means what it says. If He promises that wisdom will be given if we believe in faith and not doubt, then it will.
Virtually every page in the Bible, every story told, every promise given, and every commandment has within itself the wisdom of our Heavenly Father. May I encourage you to spend much time in the Word of God. If our Heavenly Father is who He says He is, and we claim to be His child, and He has written us a personnel letter explaining how to receive all that He provided for us and all we have to do is read it, believe it, and act like it is so to receive all the promises and blessings contained there in, THEN LETS DO IT!
I have never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I could sure use a little more wisdom in my life. The Lord has blessed me so much in my life that it is hardly believable. Like I said, I was not the sharpest one in the class. I only graduated high school, and that with a C average. I did do one thing right, I made Jesus the Lord of my life early in my teens. I married my high school sweet heart, who also received Jesus as her Savior, and we have now been married 52 years and counting as of this writing. We sure haven’t done everything right, or even known what to do many times, but Jesus has made up the difference. We give Him all the praise and glory.
As I said the whole Bible is full of God’s wisdom if we will search it out. There is one particular book however that many call the book of wisdom. That is the book of Proverbs. Solomon was the principle contributor to this book and certainly one of the wisest men of the old covenant. Let’s look at a few excerpts from that book. Chapter one, verses 2&3, “ To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom.” This book was written for the purpose of giving us wisdom. Verse 20 in the same chapter says “wisdom calls aloud”. Wisdom is always calling out to those who will listen. Every day wisdom presents itself, we can then choose the wise way or we can choose the wrong way. God always gives us the chance to choose good or evil, life or death. Deuteronomy 30:19. Proverbs 4:20-27 gives us instruction to put God’s Word into our heart. The NIV Bible says in verse 23 "above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." This means that it is a most important thing to guard your heart. Only let Godly things into your heart, not the things of this world, lies, things that are immoral, evil, things that will cause us to doubt God’s Word etc. Matthew 12:34-35 tells us that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If we have junk in our heart, we will speak junk, if we have good things in our heart we will speak good things. Proverbs 18:21 says "the tongue has the power of life and death." Let’s be very selective of the things we read, watch, and listen to for these things go into our heart.
These scriptures give us an example of how we can receive wisdom from the Word of God.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else in your life don’t allow ungodly things into your heart.
Matthew 12:34-35 Whatever is deep down in your heart is what is going to come out as we are speaking into our situation.
Proverbs 18:21 When we speak what is in our heart, it will bring death or life into the situation we are dealing with.
Let’s take the Word, study and meditate in it, then be careful to apply it to our lives. We will begin to walk in the wisdom that He has provided for us. May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ bless and keep you.