by Pastor Ruth Denboer

This week we are looking at wisdom. I love what the Bible has to say about wisdom. Again it is one of those things that seems to our human understanding to be completely upside-down. So many things in God’s economy seem to be upside-down compared to what we see around us and have been raised to believe it true.

Look at these verses from 1Corinthians 1

25 “For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”

27 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

Doesn’t that seem a little upside-down … and yet that’s how God works. He wants His power to be seen through our weakness, and His wisdom to shame the wise of this world.

Why, you ask? I believe it is so people can be constantly reminded that God is the supreme creator and we are simply His creation. We can be tremendously used by Him to influence this world with His goodness, His power and His wisdom, but we do not have this ability on our own.

I love also that the Bible says we can ask for wisdom and God gives it to us generously!

James 1:5 “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.”

Do you get the picture that God wants us to live life with wisdom. Of course! He always wants what’s best for us. Many times in my life I can look back and see how much better it could have played out if I would have asked for God for wisdom before going into the situation.

This week’s reading have been so encouraging to understand how much God wants us to live with wisdom in everything we do … and how eager He is to bestow it upon us!

May we let these words from Proverbs 8 sink into our hearts as we fill our mind with the words of God. This is the wisdom calling out to us …

Vs 6 “Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you. Everything I say is right,

Vs 7 for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception.”