The Attributes of God: Wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:20–25 (ESV) – 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

We have already spoken of God’s omniscience. He knows all things. How is wisdom different than knowledge? Wisdom is related to knowledge, but not exactly the same thing. Wisdom speaks to God’s ability to always act for the right end. His decisions, plans, purposes are always the right ones.

God’s omniscience and wisdom assure us that we can trust in him in every circumstance. He knows every detail of every situation and he acts in the right way at every turn. We do not have to wonder if God is going to mess up or fail in some way. He will not. We can also trust that his instruction to us through his word is in our best interest and that we would be wise to follow it. His ways are the best ways.

Praise God for his knowledge and wisdom!


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