For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.Proverbs 2:6(NASB)
The Lord is the Author of wisdom, the Finisher of wisdom, and the Giver of wisdom to all those who search for wisdom and desire it. And God gives generously to all who recognise their lack and seek after the wisdom that comes from Him. While we are exhorted in Scripture to strive after wisdom and earnestly desire it, we should never forget that wisdom is a divine gift from the Lord, and with it comes a knowledge of the Holy.
But godly wisdom is not available to all. It is only those that have entered into a relationship with the Lord through faith in His finished work who can be truly wise and participate in all the blessings that accompany godly wisdom. Only the one who reverences the Lord and honours His name can drink of the wisdom of God and learn the secret things of the Lord. Indeed, throughout the book of Proverbs and in much of Scripture, we are reminded that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One gives understanding - but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The man or woman who inclines their ear to godly wisdom is the one who is guarded from evil on their journey through life, and is enabled to speak the truth with knowledge and understanding. While the world delights in the wisdom of man, we discover that the wisdom of the wise is foolishness to the Lord, while spiritual illumination is the treasure that is poured into the heart of the man or woman of God, and biblical revelation is reserved for those that love the Lord and delight to do His will.
How we should rejoice when we consider the wonderful wisdom, vast knowledge, and unsurpassed understanding of our God and all that it means to us. He gave us life when He spoke the world into being. He made us a new creation in Christ when we first believed. He has lavished on us every spiritual blessing, even seating us in heavenly places together with Christ. And His future plans for us are beyond our wildest imaginings.
The Lord is the source of all knowledge and the supplier of all wisdom, but His Holy Spirit also prompts us to seek after Him and to hunger and thirst for righteousness, so He can satisfy our souls with all good things. His provision of knowledge and store of understanding is close at hand for He gives wisdom generously to all who ask, and out of His mouth pours an abundance of godly knowledge and a plentiful supply of spiritual understanding.
The Lord Jesus is the supreme example of a man whose life exudes wisdom - and we have the mind of Christ! And all who are saved by grace through faith can rejoice in Christ Who is the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Not only was He the Word of God made flesh, but He is incarnate wisdom and became for us wisdom from God. Yes, He became for us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. How happy is the man or woman who finds wisdom, for in so doing they find Jesus and His redemptive power.
Truly He is a wonderful God. His wisdom is pure wisdom, holy wisdom, godly wisdom, and eternal wisdom for all Who believe in Him. His knowledge is a storehouse of blessings to all of His children. His understanding is a table that is overflowing with good things, and all these good things are all found in Christ – Who is the wisdom of God and the power of God - and by grace through faith, we are one with Christ and He is of God.
Loving Father, thank You that I am in Christ, and that in Him is all the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that I need. May I grow in grace and wisdom, and may my knowledge and understanding of You increase more and more in the coming days. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.