Daily Devotional | The Wisdom Of God vs. The Wisdom Of Man

Proverbs 4:5 NKJV
“Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.”
 
 
I will start today’s devotional with the book of Daniel,“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”
 
When we begin to recognize that our life is about God, not about us – that is the beginning of wisdom.
 
Wisdom is not “knowing good and evil.” Wisdom is knowing good from evil. Eating the fruit of the forbidden tree caused Adam and Eve to know evil. They knew evil by experience. The worst of it is that Adam and Eve did come to a new awareness of “good and evil,” but notice what happened in the process. What was evil became “good” in their eyes. Eating of the fruit of that tree was forbidden by God. To eat that fruit was to do what was evil. And yet, with a little prompting and deception by Satan, Eve came to see this “evil” (by God’s definition) as “good” (in her perception, as suggested by Satan.
 
Each of us have some insights, knowledge and wisdom, but the scope is usually fairly narrow and limited to our sphere of influence and knowledge–our world. We are good at what we do and have gained wisdom and foresight regarding our special interests and experience. But if we were suddenly placed in a new, unfamiliar position or found ourselves in a foreign city unable to speak the language, not knowing how to find a bathroom, we quickly become aware of limitations. Our knowledge and experience will not help us. We need someone to help us.
 
When we consider the six billion people in the world – each having wisdom about life in their world – we realize how little wisdom each of us as individuals possess. Compared to God–next to zero!
 
Now then, think about the wisdom of God. He knows everything and is all-wise. Even if we compiled all the wisdom of everyone in the world and measured it against God’s wisdom, it would still be almost nothing.
 
Also, when we realize that everything we know and everything we have comes from God, we cannot think ourselves wise, but only be humbled before Him.
 
Remember the “wise advice” Job’s friends gave him when he had lost everything? They thought they were very wise. Job himself questioned God about why this disaster happened to him. God was not impressed by any of them. (Read Job 38 to 41)
 
The wisdom of God and the “wisdom” of men are not the same; they are not compatible. Indeed, they are in opposition to each other:
 
18 For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not [come to] know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the 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 (1 Corinthians 1:18-25).
 
How do we get more wisdom? Fear God. Know God by reading His word and obey the insights and directions He gives you. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.(Romans 11:36) Amen.
 
Scripture of the day: Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. ~ Proverbs 4:6-7
 
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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One Response to Daily Devotional | The Wisdom Of God vs. The Wisdom Of Man

  1. Pete says:

    I like this. It is encouraging and I will try to stay focused. Amen.

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