1 Corinthians 1:30-31 But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”
I am super comforted in the fact that I can have all the wisdom I need for any situation that arises even though I am not a scholar, professor or theologian. I do not have to be learned in all the ways of the world to make wise decisions and right choices. According to these verses those IN Christ Jesus have wisdom because Jesus became wisdom for us when He paid the debt for our sin on the cross.
I believe what happens to some of us along the way is that we become so dependent on our own human wisdom, that the wisdom God has given us goes unnoticed. We live day to day making our own decisions, going our own way and stumbling along hoping we’ve made the right choices. But there is no right choice without the wisdom of God. There is no right relationship, job, financial issue, ministry opportunity or anything else without godly wisdom first.
“But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God…” We don’t have to search the world over for it, read about it, go to school for it or ask our friends and family for it; we have Wisdom in us because Jesus is Wisdom. He gives us His Word and it is alive! He speaks to us through it every time we seek answers. A priority in prayer lives should be to ask for the godly wisdom that’s already in us to overflow into everything we say, do and think. Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” The only way to get wisdom is to get Jesus as Savior and Lord. Jesus is everything we need to live this life. Without the Savior, there is no chance that we can follow our true purpose and calling because He’s the guide for life.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. I am learning to walk in His wisdom, not as an occasional thing only when I have a problem, but as an everyday thing. As I encounter people from all walks of life, make financial decisions, determine whether or not to pursue an opportunity, or need a specific word to say, it is His godly wisdom that I need and want to direct it all. Scripture tells me to ask. So I do ask and I ask that it be given liberally, and generously. I want all I can get of this gift Christ has bestowed within me. And our Father is faithful to keep His promises. He said He’d give it if I asked and He would give it liberally and He comes through every time.
Jesus is Wisdom. There are no boundaries, no limits set on this promise. We need wisdom to live, to make any aspect of life work for eternity. So we ask, and He gives, then we trust and obey. One of the most liberating things I have ever done was to finally listen to and obey the leading of our wise God. I released certain family members and gave them to Him fully (they were His anyway). The wisdom in this is that I have relinquished them to my holy, perfect, loving God who wants the best for them and will do what’s best for them. I have already witnessed life changes. To God be the glory great things He is doing, has done and will continue to do. Amen.
Ephesians 1:17 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him…”