Thursday, October 3, 2013

God's Wisdom

I found this great section on God's wisdom in a book I am reading right now. The book is "A Hope Deferred: Adoption and the Fatherhood of God" by Stephen Yuille. The section on wisdom is actually from another man, Stephen Charnock, who was a Puritan clergyman in the 1600's.

1. God is wise necessarily.
Job 12:13 - "With him (God) is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding."
God is wise simply because he is God and it is inherent to his nature.

2. God is wise originally.
Isaiah 40:14 - "With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?"
He isn't dependent upon anything outside of himself for wisdom.

3. God is wise perfectly.
Job 4:18 - "Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly."
Everyone is foolish in comparison to God.

4. God is wise universally.
Ephesians 1:11 - "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."
 His wisdom extends to all things. There's nothing that falls outside the parameters of his wisdom.

5. God is wise perpetually.
Psalm 33:11 - "The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations."
His wisdom isn't subject to change.

6. God is wise incomprehensibly.
Job 11:7 - "Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?"
His wisdom exceeds our grasp.

7. God is wise infallibly.
Proverbs 21:30 - "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord."
God never errs in his wisdom.

I hope this encourages you today. Although we don't always understand situations in our lives or around the world, we have to remember that God is in control. And that control is perfect, because God's wisdom is perfect.

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