Sunday, September 25, 2016

God's Wisdom Fully Revealed

The Bible is a book that the natural man, without the Spirit of God, can simply not understand. The man without the illumination of the Holy Spirit cannot understand the things of God."But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Corinthians 2:14).

A man may be extremely intelligent in this world's wisdom and void of the wisdom of God. Those who are born again of the Spirit of God (John 3:1-8) receive the revelation of God through the Bible. "God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God" (1 Corinthians 2:10). 

There is a difference between worldly knowledge and revelation knowledge. Worldly knowledge is obtained through the intelligent study of the natural man. It is knowledge limited to observation and deductive reasoning. It is what the eye can see. God's wisdom is what the Bible reports through the prophets and apostles, through Jesus Christ. It is beyond the observation of nature. It is spiritual knowledge, that is the knowledge of God.

God's wisdom is far beyond the wisdom of man. It is revealed through the Holy Spirit as the wisdom of God. The apostle Paul wrote, "We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory" (1 Corinthians 2:7). It is wisdom that the eye of man has not seen, nor has it entered the mind of man without the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:8-10). 

God's wisdom is fully revealed in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. He opens to us the very wisdom of God. "To those who are called both Jews and Gentiles, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1 Corinthians 1:24). Those who are called have repented (change of mind) and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.