Topic: The Word Makes You Wiser [Friday June 30, 2017]
“Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:..” Psalm 119:98
Psalm 119:96 says, “I have seen an end of all perfection:” In other words, whatever the wisdom of man can create there is an end. “But thy commandment is exceeding broad” Whatever man can create, manufacture or invent has a limit. That is why Paul said your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. He said we speak wisdom to them that are perfect but not the wisdom of this world or the princes of this world that comes to naught. He said my speech is not in the enticing words of man’s wisdom but in the demonstration of the power of God, so that your faith will not stand on man’s wisdom because there is a limit to man’s wisdom.
For instance a doctor can come to you with a negative result of an examination and say your condition is bad. That is the reality of the situation, but that is not the truth. Verse 97 of Psalm 119 says, “O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day.” I love your law! It is what I think about! I think through it! I am in agreement with it so that I can function in it. I love your law and I speak it out so that I can become what it has said. “Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:”
Your enemies are there and they want you destroyed. They want to stop you and hinder you. But God is saying that he has made you wiser because he knows they are there. And so he has provided a way of escape. He says I have given you my word. They can’t understand it. When others are saying grab what you can grab, kill and destroy so that you have more to yourself, I am saying release so that you can have abundance. The world can’t understand it because it only knows how to grab. If care is not taken you will look at your immediate circumstances and say, I don’t have and why should I give? Beloved, stay in the Word.
Further Reading: Psalm 1:1 – 3, Joshua 1:8
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 17-19; Evening- Acts 10:1-23
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.