Topic: True Wisdom [DCLM Daily Manna 21 December 2018 Daily Devotional]
Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 (KJV)
Key Verse: “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory“ (1 CORINTHIANS 2:7,8)
Scripturally, wisdom is defined as the ability to assess and judge issues and situations correctly; the ability to follow the best course of action on the basis of sound knowledge and understanding. This ought to be contrasted with the wisdom of the world which seeks to measure all forms of wisdom merely on the basis of human knowledge, understanding and rationality.
The Biblical concept of wisdom is quite a distance away from the standard view which is subjected to philosophical and rational thought in explaining the deep mysteries of human existence. This has been described variously in the Scriptures as the wisdom of this world; human wisdom; the wisdom of men; the wisdom of this age and man’s wisdom.
In our text, Paul the apostle, in proffering answers to the questions of the Corinthian church, made it clear that there is a world of difference between biblical wisdom and the wisdom of the world. The first principle of biblical wisdom is that people should humble themselves before God in total obedience and accept the message of the cross as real and final.
Unbelievers do not see the gospel as the power of God unto salvation. Your decision to follow the Lord seems foolish and silly to them. The world still clings to the wisdom of this age which eliminates God from their knowledge. God’s wisdom is a mystery. He chooses both base and foolish things to confound the worldly wise. You must understand that the only true option open to you is to stop rationalising the message of salvation and accept Christ today and retain Him in your life forever. This is the only true type of wisdom that humanity needs.
Thought For The Day: True wisdom is that which enables fallen man to reconcile with his Creator.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.