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The Preponderance of Wisdom (part 1)

ArticlesThe Preponderance of Wisdom (part 1)

In the Christian circle, when Judas is mentioned, we quickly think about betrayal; when Jezebel is mentioned, we think about a wicked and idolatrous woman and when wisdom is mentioned we think about Solomon, David’s son, and the third king of United Israel. 3000 proverbs were accredited to him in the Scriptures. He is the epitome of wisdom and the ancient world knew him for that.

If you want to have an insight into his wisdom, read and study the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Though he was not the sole author of the book of Proverbs, he was a major contributor. These two books are called Wisdom Books in theological classifications.

Wisdom is so important in our walk with God and in our sojourning here on earth that we are requested to ask for it from above.

The type of wisdom being projected here is the wisdom that leads humanity to God and makes her recognize her dependence on the Sovereignty of the Almighty. This kind of wisdom comes only from above.

Talking about wisdom, John Ortberg says, Man is asked to ask for wisdom because man is stupid. This might be going to the extreme, but the wisdom that matters is the one that leads humanity to the supremacy of the Sovereign God and the total dependence on Him. Humanity is totally lost without it. Therefore, this Wisdom is so necessary that without it we cannot rightly walk with God, and without it, humanity would be a groping species.

Do you want this wisdom?

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The Preponderance of this wisdom cannot be overemphasized. It is different from what the secular world calls wisdom and philosophy. What the secular world calls wisdom is a compendium of knowledge that disproves the existence of God and drifts humanity from having any dealings with Him. This is wisdom in man’s perspective but pure foolishness in God’s perspective.

Now, if you want to acquire wisdom according to God’s perspective, you must follow God’s principles:

💡Fear God (Prov. 1:7).

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. No one can have the fear of the Lord without accepting Christ as Lord and Saviour. Therefore, the first step to acquiring wisdom is to be a Christian.

When one becomes a Christian, one realizes that nothing is about self but everything is about God (Deut.5:29).

Here, God’s opinion about our lives matters more than our own personal opinions. Once Christ becomes the Lord of one’s life, one has taken the first step to acquire the type of wisdom that recognizes the Sovereignty of God, and the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

💡 Determine to ask and get Wisdom.

The word “determine” is very involving. It means one making up one’s mind to do something. Three times in Proverbs 2:1-5 Solomon tells his son … if you … This calls for determination and action. It is a call to sacrifice our ego and ask for wisdom from above. God is generous, He will not deny us of it.

💡Decide to ask for wisdom (Prov. 2:6)

It is one thing to determine to do something and it is another to actually decide to do it.

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You see, God understands that we need divine wisdom to survive spiritually because our natural nature gives credence to the stupidity of human beings. Remember in the Garden of Eden, the man decided to obey the Old Serpent instead of the One who placed him in the Garden and gave him all the necessary things he needed. Is that not stupidity in the highest order?

Secondly, the philosophers of this world decided to create knowledge that disbelieves the existence of God by saying that It is a man who created God in his mind, in essence God does not exist. Is this not stupidity in the highest echelon? Yes it is, because the Bible itself says the fool has said in his heart, there is no God.

Listen, for us not to derail and reroute our focus, the best question to ask at any given point, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit is what is the wise thing to do in this situation? Think about your past experiences; think about your present circumstances and think about the future and then ask yourself what is the wise thing to do?

This important question, if answered through the guidance of the Holy Spirit ‘, will make us avoid regrettable actions in life.

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