Wisdom Wednesday:The Walk of Wisdom Part 6 -The Source of the Wisdom for the Walk

                The Walk of Wisdom Part 6- The Source of the Wisdom for the Walk

by: Dad

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Rom 15:26-27


If we walk in wisdom, we uniquely walk with God. He is the “God only wise” (the only God that exists, the God that is wise).  The Scriptures describe wisdom as a unique attribute of God’s character and an attribute He shares with believers who ask for wisdom.

First, Wisdom is an attribute of God.

God’s wisdom is displayed in His creative works of the universe and its creatures (Psalm 104:24). Paul’s closing doxology in his epistle to Roman believers focused on God as wise. By His wisdom, He chooses the highest goal and the best path to achieve that goal – those believers become like Christ and share in His glory (believers share the weight of His character). His path and His wisdom are revealed in His me of redemption of sinners (Ephesians 3:10).  Paul exclaimed, “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Romans 11:33). This is not the world’s logic that the Son of God should die to redeem us from our sins. In fact, Paul explained that our personal ability to partake of God’s character of righteousness, and holiness is by being redeemed (1 Corinthians 1:30):

“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”

Jesus Christ – is the wisdom of God personified for us and He is the source of God’s wisdom for us.  

In him one in But also, God gives Wisdom to Believers who Ask

Not only is wisdom an attribute of God, but it Is a shareable attribute the God invites us to request that we may live to please Him. In James’ epistle, the challenge of life’s trials that test our faith is discussed; the first need for the believer is to have the perseverance to endure and gain maturity (James 1: 2-4).  This process requires wisdom to know what to do, and we are invited to ask:

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (James 1: 5-8)

We ask in sincerity and faith, and God will provide the goal and the best path to achieve it. In practical terms, God will help us translate His goal (to glorify Him by revealing His character in our life) into a reasonable goal in our life (to be in a position, a job, a neighborhood, a situation where we can best reveal His character). And He will give us the wisdom to choose a path to get there – the practical decisions of life. Ask an older believer, and they will tell you how God guided them when being tested in life and making crucial decisions. They can tell you about God’s giving them wisdom- and the peace in knowing God is guiding them.

But James warns in verses 6-8 that doubt is evidence of an unstable faith, one that is moved back and forth between belief and disbelief. On the other hand, God’s wisdom provides assurance and stability in the presence of trials (testing) of our faith; it is evidence of perseverance and maturity.

Our encouragement in wisdom this week is that God shares His unsearchable wisdom with us. First, He reveals the knowledge of His creative and redemptive plan for mankind, and next, He shares His wisdom as we live our life, facing tests of our faith. His wisdom enables us the move through life confidently to endure the trials of our faith.


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