CHRIST-DAILY
DEVOTIONS
July 3rd

TRUE WISDOM

"But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God"  (I Cor. 1:24).

You hear so much today about wisdom.  What is true wisdom is the question? I have heard it said that you get knowledge and more knowledge, but wisdom is the ability to handle all that knowledge properly.  May I just be quite blunt with you on that kind of stinking thinking.  That is just a bunch of hogwash.  You can acquire all of the knowledge in the flesh that you want.  That kind of knowledge is out of the knowledge of good and evil. You can analyze it, categorize it, strategize with it, and apply it in whatever way you choose.  It will still come out fleshly.  Certainly, it may be fleshly wisdom.  However, we need to quit operating and living out of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  It didn't do much for Adam in the beginning, and it hasn't done much for man today.  God intended that man live out of the tree of life a type and picture of His Son.

Our Father intended that from the moment we were Spiritually rebirthed, He put Christ in us to be our wisdom (I Cor. 1:24).  Oh, that we just had the full Holy Spirit revelation on who Christ in us really is.   Paul said that Christ Jesus was made or became for us, "wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption" (I Cor. 1:30).  Paul also declared, that in the Father and in the Son "are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:2-3).  Paul didn't say some of the treasures of wisdom or some of the time, but all of the treasures of wisdom, all of the time.  Notice the order in  this verse:  wisdom first, and then knowledge.  God often does things inverse and opposite from man.  God brings His knowledge out of His wisdom.  So we should really say, I have Christ in me as my true wisdom, and when the Holy Spirit reveals that Christ in me to me, then I will have true knowledge to let His true wisdom operate in and through me as me.

Wisdom is eternal.  You find wisdom is used several times by the worshiping saints in heaven in John's revelation (Rev. 5:12; 7:12).  How come you don't find knowledge in any of those lists in the Book of Revelation?  Paul tells us one day knowledge will cease or vanish away (I Cor. 13:8).  So, I really do need to operate out of the eternal Wisdom Christ in me as me.  Christ is the power of God in me for expression in our new creation life (I Cor. 1:24, Gal. 2:20).  Make no mistake, true wisdom is Christ, living in me as me! V

Written by Dwight Davis
Christ-Ministries
 

                                               

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