Attributes of God: Wisdom

Attributes of God: The Wisdom of God

The Wisdom of God:

God’s Wisdom produces the highest purpose and the greatest good in all things. In all situations, God’s Wisdom includes both the goal and the means of achieving that goal. God is not only All-Knowing (Omniscient), He is All-Powerful (Omnipotent). He uses His Wisdom with full knowledge of every situation and He has the power to carry out what He decides. His Wisdom is patient, understanding, and is driven by love. When God displays His Wisdom, He does so to bring glory to His name and good to His people. God’s Wisdom can be found in His creation. When He created everything in the universe, He did so with Wisdom. His Wisdom engineered the tilt of the Earth’s axis making it possible for His creation to flourish and for the seasons to change. By His Wisdom He created all of the plants, animals, and mankind. Secondly, God’s Wisdom can also be found in Providence. With His glory as the goal, God orchestrates human circumstances so as to bring about the highest end (Acts 17:26-27). Though we may not understand why certain aspects of our lives are the way they are, scripture affirms that God works through all circumstances to achieve His purposes in us. In His Wisdom, God often uses trials and difficulties to draw His children closer to Himself and to make them more like Jesus Christ. Lastly, God’s Wisdom is seen in Salvation. God’s plan of salvation is both simple enough to explain to a child and intricate enough to defy the wisdom of the most brilliant human minds. Even though God’s redemptive plan may appear to be folly to those who have earthly wisdom, God “chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise” (1 Cor.1:27).

 “To be a fool in biblical terms is not to be dimwitted or lacking in intelligence; it is to be immoral.  As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom so the denial of God is the height of foolishness.” ~ R.C. Sproul


Romans 11:33-36 “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”

Isaiah 55:8–9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Be Encouraged:

Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ, If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:5). God is a lot wiser than we are and He knows that our plans are not always the best for our lives or the lives of others. Let us learn to submit to the Wisdom of God and seek to give Him all of the glory in our lives. When contemplating on the Wisdom of God, the direct result should be worship. Let us thank Him for bringing about His best plans in our lives and that He is our Good Shepherd, who will lead us and guide us. Don’t be fooled, God’s Wisdom is still at work, even in our world today. He is patiently drawing sinners to repentance and faith in Him. Let us be those who are surrendered vessels and allow Him to use us to share the message of the Gospel to everyone we can while there is still time.

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