Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Week Ten - Jewels

First Corinthians 2 is a beautiful passage teaching us that the world's wisdom comes to naught - to nothing, but God's wisdom is eternal. From verses nine through sixteen, the Apostle Paul extols the beauty of God's wisdom, saying,

Verse 9 - God's wisdom is best.

Verse 10 - It is revealed to us through God's Spirit,

Verse 11 - and only through His Spirit!

Verse 12 - With that wisdom, we can know all God has given to us.

Verse 13 - We have access to spiritual wisdom.

Verse 14 - Wisdom the world cannot comprehend.

Verse 15 - This wisdom is superior to all others.

Verse 16 - It is the mind of Christ.

The question is, Do we use it? Do we appreciate and understand the beauty and power of what God has given? His wisdom teaches us to live differently, to value the eternal over the temporal, and to have protective boundaries and exemplary expectations. It gives us hope, not despair. We find joy and life in God's Word. God's wisdom never changes; it has eternal promise and is alive in the hearts of His children.

O Lord, let me revel in the beauty and riches of your wisdom. Let me seek to know it more. Remembering that wisdom is "more precious than rubies and all things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her."  Proverbs 3:15

 "Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are the ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of lie to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is every one that retaineth her" (Proverbs 3:16-18).

Friend, the wisdom of this world seeks to skirt around God's wisdom. It laughs and mocks while changing with every whim and holds no lasting promise. But God's Word stands. His wisdom remains and will remain.

Proverbs 21:30 says, "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord." Do you believe that? You should. God's wisdom is eternal and final.

Take time to read these two chapters - 1 Corinthians 2 and Proverbs 3 - and look for the rubies and gems that will strengthen your heart and gird your mind today.

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