“What comes to our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” A.W. Tozer said this in his book The Knowledge of the Holy. So my question to you today is what comes to your mind when you think about God? There are so many amazing attributes of God that could come to mind. Lately, for me when I think about God it has been His wisdom that has caused me to stop in amazement and wonder. So what is wisdom? We throw that word around a lot in our Christian circles don’t we? According to Webster’s Dictionary, wisdom is knowledge of what is true and right coupled with just judgment as to action. While that is a pretty good definition I really like how Alistair Begg defines wisdom. He says wisdom is, “knowing how to live God’s way in God’s world.”
There are always areas in our life that we need to learn and grow. Wisdom is just one such area, but think about this, God does not need to increase in wisdom. Complete wisdom is found only in Him. Knowing what to do and how to act all the time is something that only He can do. We have all encountered many circumstances in life that we look back on and say, man I wish I would have known that before it happened. In many cases it would have changed the way we handle situations. In certain areas of our life these are situations that build over years and years.
Job 9:4 says, “His wisdom is profound, and His power is vast.”Imagine not only being omnipotent but couple that with omniscience and you have the divine character of God. This should not only fill us with wonder but it should also help us to put our complete faith and trust in the only being in the universe with such attributes. God’s wisdom is always busy and it never fails. Even at times when we think He is not paying attention He knows what we need. In times of sorrow, despair, depression, shame, or guilt He knows what the answer is. Many of us try to figure God out and we continue to frustrate ourselves. We can’t know everything because we are not God. In the book “Knowing God” by JI Packer he gives a perfect example. As we read in 1 John 4 the scripture says that God is love. We take that to mean that we are going to live a trouble free life. And hence that if we have any pain or suffering in our life then that indicates either God’s wisdom, power or both has failed. We then conclude that either God does not care or He does not exist. This of course is a mistake. It was never God’s intention to keep a fallen world happy.
In God’s infinite wisdom He did not say we would be without troubled times. His goal was always to have those who belong to Him love Him and praise Him with all our heart, mind, and soul. We are to bring Him glory always in everything we do. If you are a child of God today I challenge you to wonder in His wisdom. He has a plan for you, He has every detail worked out, I am basking in that truth today and prayerfully I will bask in it tomorrow even if it hurts!