Tuesday, January 1, 2019;
Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
GET THE WORD…GET WISDOM;
(True Wisdom Comes By The Word Of God);
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 3:19 AMPC
“For this world’s wisdom is foolishness (absurdity and stupidity) with God, for it is written, He lays hold of the wise in their [own] craftiness”
One important thing you should prioritise this New Year above everything else is God’s wisdom, which is His Word. The Lord once made a remarkable statement, saying to the Jews, “…You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:29).
A lot of people function outside of the wisdom of God because they don’t have accurate information from God’s Word. It doesn’t matter how many books you might have read, or what you think you’ve heard from those older than you; if you don’t have the Word in you, you don’t have the wisdom of God, and therefore can’t excel.
Man’s wisdom may take you some distance, but only God’s wisdom will take you all the way. Wisdom is the revelation of God; it’s insight into reality. Knowing God’s Word will inspire His wisdom in you to know, say, and do the right thing, at the right time, in God’s way.
Consider Moses, as he stood by the Red Sea with the children of Israel, God said, “Stretch your hand over the water, and divide it!” If he had consulted with scientists and philosophers, they probably would have queried him with indignation: “What do you mean God told you to divide such expanse of waters with a rod in your hand?“ They certainly would have thought he had lost his mind However, Moses already received the Word from the Lord, and was therefore propelled by wisdom.
He did as he was instructed, and the sea parted—congealed on both sides—for the children of Israel to walk through on dry ground (Exodus 14:21-22). It was the manifestation of the wisdom of God. True wisdom is of the Spirit, and comes by the Word.
And through meditation, the Word of God takes root in your spirit, producing in you “phronesis” (Greek)— the wisdom or mindset of the righteous.
1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Corinthians 2:6; Proverbs 4:7-9
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the wisdom that’s been made available through your Word. Christ has been made unto me wisdom; therefore, I walk in divine wisdom in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 1, Genesis 1-2
Acts 5:33-42, Nehemiah 3
Meditate on Proverbs 4:5-7 in both the New King James and Amplified Classic versions of the Bible.