Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heaven. what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know? Those words were written in Job 11:7. Jude tells us: He is The only WISE God and Saviour. Jude 1:25. while Paul reminds us Christ is the power of God, and the WISDOM of God – Christ Jesus, Who of God became to us WISDOM and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 1Corinthians 1:24,30
Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. Wisdom is the understanding of righteous behaviours. Wisdom is the understanding of God’s righteous ways. Wisdom is His life, displayed in your moral actions. Wisdom is Him. The man with wisdom knows how to live. The man with wisdom knows how to conduct himself. The man with wisdom knows Christ.
Genesis of Wisdom
For as Paul tells us:- the wisdom of God is Christ Jesus our Lord. The one who gets wisdom loves his own soul. The one who keeps understanding will find good. So where does wisdom come from? Well, we are told that: the fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the genesis of the wisdom of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10
Wisdom’s first step, is thus the fear and reverential trust, of the Lord. Only when God is revered and His will and standards are accepted, do we begin grow in wisdom. Only as we know Christ do we know how to live acceptably to Him, and only then do we grow in wisdom. The knowledge of God is too deep.. for He is eternal, while we are mere creatures of time. He is infinite in His glory; He is infinite in His majesty; He is infinite in His attributes; He is infinite in His character – while we are bound by the finite.
Beauty of Wisdom
Mere human research or mortal speculation or accumulated knowledge about the Creator of the universe, will not unveil the beauty of His wisdom. Such intimate discoveries are not lightly given. Isaiah writes: to this man will I look, even to him that trembles at My word, Isaiah 66:2. It is to the penitent and trustful bond-slave that God reveals Himself.. reveals Himself, in Christ, in His Son – in the Beloved.
And so the infinite, eternal God became Man, to reveal Himself to mortal man. God Who is Spirit has in the Person on His Son become flesh, so that all flesh shall see it together, and the glory – the GLORY of the Lord, has been revealed. Isaiah 40:5. In His life, His words, His deeds, His attitudes, His whole being.. Jesus displayed God’s righteous ways and God’s moral actions. They are united to Him by grace and faith.
Fount of Wisdom
For in Him is the fount of all wisdom. In Him are all the answers that knowledge blindly seeks out. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; the fear of the Lord is the genesis of wisdom; the fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom.
Growth of Wisdom
So if you lack wisdom – ask of God, Who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 But remember, that wisdom bestowed is not a single act. It is just the beginning of the process, in you, and so day by day, by the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, grow in grace; grow in understanding; grow in love and grow in wisdom.. and so you will become increasingly conformed into His image.
Outflow of Wisdom
And remember:- He Who started a good work in you will complete it. Philippians 1:6 In ourselves we are ignorant of God and foolish in our ways. But in Christ we know God and are made wise in our conduct; in our actions, our attitudes, our words, our motives.
Fruit of Wisdom
James tells us that, the wisdom that is from above is first pure; then peaceable; then gentle; then willing to yield; then full of mercy and good fruit – without partiality and without hypocrisy. James 3:7. Christ is all Wisdom and all Wisdom is in Christ. So get wisdom, and know Christ, for to know Him, is wise indeed.
7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 Then there arose a question between some of John’s disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.