SPIRIT OF WISDOM
MUCH IS GIVEN TO US THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THIS IS ONE LESSON ON THE WISDOM THAT CAN BE YOURS.
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert
Isaiah described centuries earlier what the Spirit's presence would mean for the Savior. The Spirit would giveJesus the knowledge of the will and the ways of the Father. As a young boy, Jesus already had an unusual knowledge of God's word.
Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
The Spirit gave Him the wisdom to use this knowledge. And the Spirit enabled Him to take the word of God and apply it effecively to the specific needs of those He encountered. The same Spirit abides in you if you are a Christian. At time you may even find yourself God to send you the Spirit in power. That is, of course, the only way the Spirit comes! More importantly, though, the Spirit comes in wisdom, bringing the understanding of God's ways. You need God's wisdom for the decisions you face.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
God may have placed you in a position of great responsibility, and you find yourself overwhelmed with the decisions you must make. It could be your role as a parent, or friend, or leader where you find you long for the wisdom of God. The same Spirit who enabled Jesus to see through the deceptions of Satan will also guide you through the tmptations that confront you. Pray that God will fill you with His Spirit of wisdom so that you may live your life effectively through your decisions. I love how it says it in "The Message":
In one way or another, God makes sure that we will all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in. Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It's way over our heads. We'll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell Him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes Rom 11:33-36
fear of the Lord
What more could we hope for to help us through this life!?
Wisdom comes to us with our choice to allow
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