Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Behind Everything, God's Wisdom

It’s not an everyday thought. Nor do we look at the beauty that surrounds us, the miracles that invade our lives, the unexpected meeting of a need out of nowhere or waking up to see the dawn of a new day. Somehow, we rarely see, or acknowledge, or are even aware of the wisdom of God at work in our lives and in our world.

“I was appointed from eternity...from the very beginning before the world began, when there were no oceans, no springs with water, before the mountains were settled, before the hills, before He made the earth or its fields, or any of the dust of the world...before the heavens were set in place or He marked the horizons of the moon or established the clouds, or fixed the borders of the oceans and the foundation of the earth, I was the craftsman at His side!”

What a description of the wisdom of God. Before anything was, there was wisdom - God’s wisdom - present and at work, forming and fashioning, settling and securing everything. Boundaries before water, heavens before the clouds - and on and on. First, His presence, then His plan and now His purpose. Things did not just “happen.” God’s wisdom was at work and is at work.

After looking at “wisdom at work,” Solomon says in simple, easy to understand words, “Now then, my sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep My ways.” In other words, apply His wisdom to our lives

And in the end: “Whoever finds Me finds life and finds favor from the Lord.” What a generous God!

Prayer:  It’s almost impossible, Father, to comprehend the fact that Your wisdom is available to us if we seek it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today:  Proverbs 8:32 “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways.

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