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SermonWisdom of God
An all-creatures Bible Message

Wisdom of God
 
A Sermon Delivered to
The Compassion Internet Church
 
5 February 2017
 
Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor

Scripture References

Proverbs 1:2-7
Daniel 2:20-23
1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Wisdom of God is something that every true peacemaking child of God should be using in their everyday life.
 
Every believer who is born of the Spirit, or born again, should have this wisdom of God within them, and it should be visibly seen in their lifestyle, for such people should be living in the heavenly will of God, and be doing everything in their power to help free creation from its present corruption.
 
People who have the wisdom of God have repented of their worldly ways that cause so much violence, pain, suffering, bloodshed, and death to millions of human beings and billions of other animals every year.
 
About 3000 years ago Solomon penned some proverbs that talk about having this wisdom of God, such as Proverbs 1:2-7, even though he failed to live by this wisdom, particularly after he was established as king of all Israel.

2. To know wisdom and instruction,
To discern the sayings of understanding,
 
3. To receive instruction in wise behavior,
Righteousness, justice and equity;
 
4. To give prudence to the naive,
To the youth knowledge and discretion,

This is what the wisdom of God should be doing in the world, but unfortunately most people reject it and do their own worldly things.

5. A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
 
6. To understand a proverb and a figure,
The words of the wise and their riddles.

When we have the wisdom of God within us, it really isnít difficult to discern the heavenly meaning of any proverb or riddle.

7. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
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This is the problem in the world today: most people donít fear or reverence the Lord; they despise hearing about living in the heavenly will of God and trying to end the violence, suffering and death that is so rampant in the world today; they simply want to continue living in the corrupt ways of this world.
 
But people, who have the wisdom of God within them, naturally see through all the evil to the heavenly truth.
 
Letís go on and look at a few other examples.
 
Daniel had the wisdom of God as we are told in Daniel 2:20-23Ö

20. Daniel answered and said,
"Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.

Daniel openly acknowledged that the wisdom of God was from heaven, even to pagan people in a foreign land.

21. "And it is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;
He gives wisdom to wise men,
And knowledge to men of understanding.
 
22. "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And the light dwells with Him.

When we have the wisdom of God within us, we donít pretend that it is our wisdom; we acknowledge that it is from heaven.
 
We are just using the wisdom of God to further the heavenly will of the Lord here on earth, and eliminate as much evil and violence from this world as we possibly can.

23. "To Thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,
For Thou hast given me wisdom and power;
Even now Thou hast made known to me what we requested of Thee,
For Thou hast made known to us the king's matter."
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Daniel further acknowledged that the wisdom of God that was within him was not his, but that it was given to him by God so that he could apply it here on earth as it is in heaven.
 
Isnít this also what Jesus taught us to pray for in the Lordís Prayer (Thy heavenly will be done on earth as it is in heaven ~ Matthew 6:10)?
 
Of course it is!
 
And, we all should be putting it to use.
 
To get a further understanding of the wisdom of God, letís take a look at 1 Corinthians 2:1-16Ö

1. And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

In other words, Paul didnít come to them all puffed up with self-importance, he came to them as an equal, which is the way of all those who truly have the wisdom of God within them.

2. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
 
3. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.

The wisdom of God teaches us that we are not only to love God with every aspect of our being, but we are also to love every other living being, whether human or other animals with a deep loving, compassionate, and empathetic spirit.
 
We are to relate to them and feel like them, just as Paul is relating to the people of Corinth; however, we are not to be like them in any worldly or sinful way.
 
We are always to live before others as peacemaking children of God, who live in His heavenly will.

4. And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

ÖWhich comes from the wisdom of GodÖ

5. that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
 
6. Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
 
7. but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

We speak in a way that reflects the heavenly will of God that is filled with love, compassion, empathy and peace, and explain to others why God wants us to eliminate all the violence, pain, suffering, bloodshed, and death from our lives that we possibly can.
 
This also means that we eat only the plant foods that God created for us to eat in Eden, when we are alone, and when we are with others; we are to set the example of kingdom living before others, so that they will hopefully follow our example.
 
This is the way the wisdom of God guides us to live.

8. the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
 
9. but just as it is written,
"Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him."

This also explains why we have so many problems with our government representatives, large business leaders, and unfortunately most clergy.

10. For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
 
11. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

But if the Spirit of God is within us, then we should also have the wisdom of God and understand more of these heavenly things, and see the contrast between the heavenly way, and the corrupted ways of the earth.

12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God,
 
13. which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
 
14. But a natural [worldly] man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

This is why we hear people reject the truth, and desire to continue to live in the corrupt ways of this world.

15. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man.
 
16. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
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If we are truly born again, then we should also have the Spirit of God and the wisdom of God within us.
 
This is having the mind of Christ that Paul is writing about.
 
Amen.

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