Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33
Over the years people have honored certain wise men or men of great knowledge. Most people are of average knowledge or wisdom that does not go very far.
It amazes people when someone is able to show great wisdom in certain situations in life and make the right judgment calls. Not everyone can understand how men or women come to such great wisdom or knowledge, because it is very rare to see.
Paul quotes from Isaiah 40:13, when he talks about how deep are the riches of God’s wisdom and knowledge. He points out that no one can really search all of God’s judgments or paths and fully understand them.
Just looking at nature, one can begin to see just a small glimpse of how great God’s wisdom is. For someone to create the earth and all that is, in the complex structure that it is, shows extreme high level of wisdom and knowledge.
The complexity of just one human cell is mind boggling to the best of scientists. Then to realize that they are multiplied billions of times over in just one human, than again in billions of more people, not to mention animals and plants. Yet, God works all of them together.
If God can do this with creation, what can he do with the path of one who believes in Him and trusts Him?
God has perfect wisdom and knowledge to lead His people correctly. He did the perfect plan to provide salvation for humans when they sinned against Him and deserved death.
As a believer sits back and realizes what God has already done, he will be amazed at the depth of God’s wisdom and knowledge.
Just as God is at work in all of creation, He is at work in your life. The same wisdom and knowledge He used to create the heavens and the earth, He is using to guide your life on the best path possible.
Take a moment to realize how great and wonderful is God’s wisdom and knowledge. Then trust Him as He guides you through life on this planet.
You may not always understand what God is doing or why He is leading you a certain way, but you can always know that it is always for your best interest.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s wisdom and knowledge as He leads you; that you will allow God to guide your every step and action; and that you will be amazed at God’s wisdom being used in your life.
This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:23-24
Boasting is rampant among people in all areas of society. It is not just with the wealthy or the poor, but most people boast about something. Often it is a boasting when they have something or do something better than someone else.
People want to look better in the eyes of others, so they boast about themselves.
God tells the people to not boast, unless they are boasting about knowing and understanding Him and who He is.
Strength and wealth are temporary things of this earth. The wisdom of man is worthless compared to the wisdom of God. Yet people will boast about themselves in these three areas on a regular basis. It makes them appear as though they are something, when in reality they are nothing without God.
Boasting like this can even occur inside the church. Some will boast about their being a member of a certain group, or boast about their position in the church, or how much they give.
God does not like boasting in this way, because without Him, none of these things would be possible. It is God who gives a person strength, wisdom and wealth.
Believers need to boast about knowing God and who He is. There can never be enough said about who God is and what He is like. When Jesus is lifted up, He can then lift the believer up and reach the world for the lost.
While you may have accomplished many things, none of them were accomplished without God’s help in your life. You do not even have the ability to breath without God giving you the breath.
Take a moment to think about what you are talking to others about. Are you boasting about yourself and things you have accomplished? Are you boasting about other people? Or are you boasting about God?
Think about all the things God has done in your life. Count all the blessings He has already given you. Now talk about these things. Boast about His great love, mercy, and grace in your life. Lift Him up, not yourself.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know God’s great love in your life; that God will help you remove all boasting about yourself in your life; and that you will lift God up every chance you get.