Monday, September 22, 2014

Psalm 119:73

Understand God's Wisdom
Ronnie W. Wolfe

It is with calm assurance that we understand that God has made us with his own hands. He formed and fashioned us just as he did Adam in the beginning. In Psalms 100:3 the psalmist states, Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Again the psalmist says in Psalms 139:13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.

Job also understood this principle of life when he states in Job 10:8 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; . . .

But even though God has made us, and he made Adam upright, yet Adam did sin; and that has plunged the entire human race into a depraved, sinful condition. Thus, we need for God to illuminate our minds to the truth; so, he pleads for God to give him understanding.

The truth of God is not "the wisdom of the world" (1 Cor. 2:6), but it is the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 2:7) that we speak in a mystery (because we cannot rationally understand that wisdom). It is a "hidden wisdom" that is ordained of God (1 Cor. 2:7), wisdom that Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1 Cor. 2:9).

May God give us understanding to both accept his word and practice his statutes. David said to Solomon in 1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

The knowledge and understanding of the mysteries of God come only from God. Scholarship and sophistry are too worldly and small to accommodate God's rich wisdom--all this that we might learn God's commandments and learn to do them.

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

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