Friday, July 1, 2011

God's Wisdom

God’s Wisdom
Romans 11:33-34

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

Infinite Wisdom
God is infinite in wisdom. He always knows what is best for us, and He knows the best way to bring it to pass: “His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:5). God’s infinite wisdom is shown in bringing good out of evil, beauty out of ashes and molding us into His image. He not only knows what we need but when we need it and how best to bring it about in our lives. Most godly character traits can only be developed through trials in our lives, or what we call, adversity.
Have you ever felt that your prayers seemed to go unanswered while you‘re experiencing the greatest adversity in your life? Have you ask? “Is all that I am going through really good for me and will I be able to thank Him for all that He has brought into my life in the end?” I Thessalonians 5:18 tells us that we are to give thanks for all things in our lives: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. God, in His infinite wisdom, wills what is best for us because His Word says, “... My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8,9) Whether we see or experience beneficial results in this life or not, we are still called upon to trust God. In His love, He wills what is best for us and in His wisdom He knows how to bring all things together for our good.
Finite Wisdom
There are times when we question God’s ability to cause all things to come together for our best and reason within ourselves that these circumstances just can’t be profitable. Have we missed the point in all that God has allowed? Have we missed the leaning possess that God desires to grow us through? Each circumstance in our life, whether we think it good or bad, is for the purpose of gaining knowledge, acquiring understanding and obtaining wisdom in the Word of God as well as in the ways of God. In God’s providential care for us, He orchestrates everything in life to accomplish His will even through suffering and pain. 
Thought:  The New Testament draws a line between the natural mind of man with all of his worldly wisdom and knowledge and the spiritual mind that has been guided by the wisdom of God’s divine truth. The whole conclusion to this matter is God’s wisdom is fathomless and cannot be comprehended by the finite mind of man. “For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?” (Romans 11:34) Trust God to care for you through every circumstance, relying on His Word to guide you and His great wisdom to accomplish what is the divine will of God for you.

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