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Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.[1]

(1 Corinthians 2:6-10)

Is this the latest, most faddish message? No, God doesn’t deal in fads. His message of Good News to us is more like the ancient truths of all time.

God gives us the gift of wisdom. It isn’t conventional wisdom or what is popular. It doesn’t come from high-priced consultants or authors.

God’s goal is to bring out the best in us. He figured out a way to do that a long time ago. His ways and word are true. Once He figured it out, that is all there is to it.

We need to look beyond the fads of the latest charismatic preachers.

  • What did Jesus say?
  • What is Jesus saying?
  • What good news does Jesus, the Messiah, offer us today?
  • What is God’s goal for us?

Jesus challenges us to listen to His message of good news. It is plain, it is simple, and it is true.

We serve an amazing God. We seek understanding and find it in God. With him is wisdom. But not just wisdom but also power and might.

To have knowledge is to have understanding or information about something. To have wisdom is to have the ability to apply knowledge to everyday life. It is in the reading and understanding of God’s Word that we obtain knowledge and meditating upon that knowledge brings wisdom.

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, which is all about gaining understanding and wisdom from God’s Word.

  • Just a few verses are “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” (verse 97).
  • “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (verse 105).
  • “I will meditate in your precepts, and have respect to your ways. I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word” (verses 15–16).

The word meditate is used five times in Psalm 119 and in various forms another fifteen times in the book of Psalms. Meditation is required to fully consider how to apply God’s Word in everyday life.

May we meditate and fully understand God and his ways!

  • Psalm 136:5 — 5 To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
  • Psalm 147:5 — 5 Great is our Master and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
  • Proverbs 3:19 — 19 The Master by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
  • Jeremiah 51:15 — 15 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.
  • Jeremiah 15:15 — 15 You who know, O Master, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.
  • Job 12:13 — 13 “With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Co 2:6–10). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.