December 28, 2010

Origin of Wisdom

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- December 27, 2010

“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.” 1 Corinthians 1:30

Where does wisdom originate? The genesis of wisdom is God, through His son Christ Jesus. He is wisdom from God, so when He speaks His wise words resonate eternal truth. Thus, wisdom begins and ends with the Lord Jesus Christ. Ignorant and unwise is the individual whose calculus for wise thinking circumvents Christ—for He is wisdom.

Why did our heavenly Father send us His son as wisdom from Him? Because God’s providential plan begins with righteousness, holiness and redemption through Jesus. Heavenly wisdom starts in a human heart with belief in Christ as the Son of God. By faith, we trust His death on the cross and His resurrection from death to give us life eternal.

Intelligence is frustrated and grossly incomplete without embracing the transcendent and true wisdom of Christ. This is why unbelieving elites attempt to marginalize Jesus—He does not fit into their man-made, man-focused and man-controlled box. The wisdom of God transforms the world’s wisdom into humble trust in Jesus Christ.

Even some who do not receive God’s wisdom will recognize it in other wise leaders they respect: “And you, Ezra, in accordance with the wisdom of your God, which you possess, appoint magistrates and judges to administer justice to all the people of Trans-Euphrates—all who know the laws of your God. And you are to teach any who do not know them” (Ezra 7:25). Wisdom wisely administered is even admired by unbelievers.

Foolish is the person who thinks their thinking alone is any match to Almighty God’s algorithms for living. How can a life be fulfilling and focused without faith in the Lord as the under penning for understanding life and death? It may seem surreal that our Savior Jesus rose from the grave, but this is validation of God’s wise plan of salvation, “so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:5).

Therefore, thank the Lord for His infinite wisdom and understanding. Give Him the glory and credit for sending his son Jesus to earth, so you could know and understand Him. And in the process of applying faith in Christ—you acquired the wisdom and knowledge necessary to follow God’s will for your life. Praise the Lord—He is the origin of wisdom!

“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” (Revelation 7:12).

How can I prayerfully and creatively seek out Christ’s wisdom?

Related Readings: Job 12:13, 15:8; Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 2:7

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