3. The Wisdom of God

Posted Jan 01, 2018 in Wisdom of God
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It would come as quite a surprise to think that a being that is all powerful and all wise is in a position where He could not do something. Something that was so important that without it, God the Father could not establish His kingdom.

When we look at the deeper implications of the fact that all life, power and wisdom come from God, we realise that God could not create the millions of inhabitants in His universe, give them a list and then tell them to follow it. The ability to submit to God, to trust Him and keep His Way of doing things had to become part of the River that flows out from the throne of God.

The problem is that God does not submit to anyone, nor does He need to obey anyone or follow their way of doing things, so He could not provide these things. In great Wisdom, God brought forth a Son from Himself made in His exact image, gave everything He had to His Son and then created everything through Him. Notice:

Heb 1:1-5   God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

John 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

John 5:19  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

John 8:29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

Col 2:8-10   Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Absolutely everything needed for God's universe now resided in His Son; the power, the wisdom, the life but also the trust and obedience, recognition of the Father's authority and a sense of the Father's love and acceptance. The Son of God is the completeness of God Himself and the absolute foundation of God's kingdom.

Phi 2:9-11  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So the Father exalted His Son and made Him the Divine power and example for the universe. God would transport the Spirit of His Son into the lives of every created being to give them life, a sense of blessing and the knowledge of submission and trusting obedience. Without the Spirit of Christ it is impossible to know how to submit, trust and obey God. Notice what the Bible says.

Rev 22:1   And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Joh 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Rom 8:9,10   But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

This is why Jesus is called the wisdom and power of God. The personality of Christ is transported via the Spirit of God through the universe into every created being. It is the wisdom of Christ that comes into our hearts that teaches us how to love and obey the Father, it is the life of Christ that animates every nerve and fibre of our being and keeps us alive.

1 Cor 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Cor 1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Therefore it is the Spirit of Christ in a person that gives them wisdom to do things and be righteous and good. Solomon spoke about this and how wisdom works in the universe.

Prov 8:12-21 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

He then goes on to describe How God brought forth and established His Son.

Prov 8:22-31  The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Thank the Father for the Son, without Him the universe could not operate, nothing would work properly. So now we see the completeness of the Godhead brought together. The Father is the one true God that is the source of all things. He brought forth a Son to whom He gave everything. Out of the Son flows all the ingredients needed to operate the universe. The power and wisdom combined with trusting and submissive obedience. The personality of the Son flows out to the universe through the omnipresent Spirit of God. It is a brilliant system and God is extremely wise to create it.

Paul summarises this wonderfully when He says:

1 Cor 8:6  yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.