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|August (5769), 2009||Vol. 35 No. 8|
WISDOM - UNDERSTANDING - KNOWLEDGE
Proverbs 30: 2-3 'Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy'.
There are certain things in life that seem to astound us and even have us in a state of perplexity, especially issues that we have no control over. Have you found yourself in that dilemma?
The above cited verses, give us a clue as to how we can obtain answers that normally speaking would be illusive to the average individual. Here are three wonderful items that will help us, and they are, Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge.
James 1: 5-8 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways'.
We are also reminded in Scripture that, '' a threefold cord is not quickly broken' (Ecclesiastes 4: 12). And that cord for us is, Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge.
So, let us continually ask the Lord for this W.U.K., from the W.O.G., (Word of God), in order for us to understand the complexities of life and the answers to them.
When reading the Holy Bible, it seems as if there are some verses that are very easy to understand, while others are much more difficult, and in fact, there are yet still others that are impossible to grasp in their true meaning.
One of these can be found in the book of Proverbs, chapter 30 and verses 4-5, where we find six questions that are presented to the reader.
Proverbs 30: 4-5 'Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell? Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him'.
Now, let us take a moment to ask the Lord for help in answering these six questions.
1) Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?
The Lord God
2) Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
The Lord God
3) Who hath bound the waters in a garment?
The Lord God
4) Who hath established all the ends of the earth?
The Lord God
5) What is his name?
The Lord God
What is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Now, this last question has stumped most of humanity over the ages, and yet, its answer is within reach, as well as its obstacle.
How many individuals do you know that will speak of 'God', 'the Lord' and even a 'higher power' etc., while never once speaking of or mentioning the fact that the Lord God has a 'Son'?
Many known religions of the world speak of 'their' god, but absolutely never is there a mention of 'a son' in the sense of being one with their god.
Except Biblical Christianity.
Both the Old and New Testament have statements that deal directly with the Almighty God and His Son, for example:
Psalm 2: 1-12 'Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him'.
Isaiah 9: 6-7 'For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this'.
And lastly, we turn to the New Testament:
John 10: 28-30 'And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one'.
We can also refer to many other Scriptures that directly speak about or insinuate that the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has a Son and His Name is, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 4: 8-12 'Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved'.
What we know is that the Lord God is the Creator and Maker of all, and that He has a Son, and together they brought into existence all that we know or ever will know.
Genesis 1: 26-28 'And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth'.
Did you notice in our text that it says, 'Let us make man in our image', the last creative act performed by the Godhead was man, from the dust of the earth that He had previously created. Not, 'I will' make, but rather, 'Let us', and 'our image'. How beautiful it is when we finally begin to comprehend the beauty and scope of our Creator-Lord.
Finally, we would like to encourage each one of you to ask the Almighty God for help, so that you also can fully have a sense of blessing in knowing what you do not know.
Jeremiah 33:3 'Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not'.
Now, as the Lord gives you, Wisdom to Understand and the Knowledge to practice your new found revelation in the Word of God, please remember this last Scripture:
James 4:17 'Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin'.
May the Lord God help us always to love Him with all of our hearts and our neighbor as ourselves, and may we always look to Him for guidance.
Shalom (Peace) in Messiah's Majestic and Marvelous Name,
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