TODAY’S TOPIC: Hidden Wisdom (DCLM Daily Manna Devotional 22 December 2021)
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 (KJV)
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
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” – (1 Corinthians 2:7)
The Lord in His unparalleled graciousness gave Solomon the freedom to ask what he wanted. In utter self-abasement, Solomon was excited, not by passion for greatness or lust for riches, but by a desire to do God’s will and lead others in the path of righteousness. He asked for wisdom. Little did he know that that humble request would open floodgates to all other blessings he would need for life. With God’s gift of wisdom came knowledge, understanding, discernment, riches, honour and worldwide fame.
From the passage, we see the emphasis on wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world; it is the wisdom of God. It was not revealed to the princes of this world but unto believers by the Spirit. Believers who love God stand the chance to inherit “the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”.
It is noteworthy that the Bible inserts a condition in this revelation. God will only reveal deep things to those who really love Him. Loving Him makes us to accept what He says about us and to respond to His love by believing, trusting and serving Him. This opens the door for the Spirit of God to indwell us. Then we may receive all that God has promised us as individuals or families.
God’s words teach us wisdom for successful living while His Spirit gives us the impartation of the gift of wisdom. The infilling of the Holy Spirit is also basic to the full manifestation of the gift of wisdom in our lives. How we need this wonderful wisdom for practical daily living and exploits in God’s kingdom. Ask today and you will receive.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You need the wisdom of God to enjoy His inheritance.
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