Friday, August 11, 2006

The Way of Wisdom

What is wisdom? In this age of moral relativism, God's word tells us without a doubt that wisdom is imparted by God. One of the 7 spirits before the throne of God is the spirit of wisdom (Isa. 11:2 = "And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might [strength], the spirit of knowledge and of the fear [awe] of the LORD; "). The original Hebrew word for wisdom here is חכמה (khok-maw') meaning "in good sense". Ergo, the Godless man is by definition both a fool and a man without sense, since "the fool has said in his heart there is no God" (Ps. 14:1 & 53:1)..........but I digress :o)

Exo 31:3 = "And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, "

Jer 9:23 cautions us about relying on our gifts as if they were apart from God. "Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:" When man allows the gift which is given by God to become his idol, he forgets God and relies instead on his own resources. He in essence feels no need for God since his bank account, his own brain or his power (be it impalpable, like the power a politician may yield, or tangible such as the sense of invulnerability such as a soldier which is both adept in man-to-man combat as well as yields firepower)

"What the world considers wise invariably is foolishness to God. Conversely, what God considers wise generally is foolishness to the world. You can walk in the world’s wisdom and be foolish to God, or you can walk in God’s wisdom and be considered foolish by the world—but you can’t have it both ways. The world has a way of wisdom and God has a way of wisdom." Nancy Leigh DeMoss (8/9/06)

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