BE MATURE by WARREN WIERSBE
Knowledge enables us to take things apart, but wisdom enables us to put things together and relate God’s truth to daily life. Whatever does not come from God is destined to fail, no matter how successful it may seem at the time.
How much of the decisions we make in our lives are based on God’s wisdom rather than God’s wisdom?
Heavenly Wisdom(God’s Wisdom) vs. Man’s wisdom
Man’s wisdom says “Let’s build a tower and make our own language”(Gen 11:1-9). God’s wisdom scatters that thought and shuts the whole operation down.
Man’s wisdom from the disciples tells Jesus to dismiss the crowd and let them find their own food. God’s wisdom uses a boy’s loaf and fishes to feed thousands..
Man’s wisdom comes from REASON while God’s wisdom comes from REVELATION.
The world by its wisdom knew not God and in its wisdom rejects the very Gospel of God. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness (1 Cor 1:18)”. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding” (Prov 9:10).
Man’s wisdom produces envy, strife, boasting and deceit. God’s wisdom produces meekness, purity, peace, gentleness, mercy, good fruits, sincerity and blessings.
The person who follows God’s wisdom is controlled by mercy. “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful”(Luke 6:36).
Man’s wisdom is “unstable” (James 1:8) and “unruly” (James 3:8)
There is a difference between man-made results and God-given fruit. Fruit is the product of life, and fruit has in it the seeds for more fruit.
As we share the fruit of God with others, they are fed and satisfied and they in turn bear fruit.
PRAYER: Father God, help me to seek you first in the decisions that I make. My flesh wants its own way but You, O Lord always have something better than our own plans. Help me to walk in the plans that You have for me. AMEN.