Favorite One

“The Wisdom of God”

The Knowledge of the Holy

A.W. Tozer

 

“We turn from our folly and flee to Thee, the wisdom of God and the power of God. Amen.”

 

Blessed be the name of God forever and ever. For Wisdom and might are His: He giveth wisdom unto the wise and knowledge to them that know understanding: He reveals the deep and secret things: He Knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever.

 

Any wisdom that we might exemplify is pathetically small when compared to the infinite wisdom of God. “That is, God is wise in Himself, and all the shining wisdom of men or angels is but a reflection of that uncreated effulgence which streams from the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.”

 

“Wisdom, among other things, is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. It sees the end from the beginning, so there can be no need to guess or conjecture. Wisdom sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all, and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with flawless precision.”

 

All of God’s acts are done in perfect wisdom, first for the glory of His name, and second for the good of those who love Him. His way is the best way. His thoughts are the highest thoughts. A better way could not be imagined. O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your riches!

 

“Without the creation, the wisdom of God would have remained forever locked in the boundless abyss of the divine nature.” God brought us into being so that He might enjoy us and we might enjoy Him. Look around; throughout creation we see the wisdom and the brilliance of the Creator.

 

“When the hour of Christ’s triumph arrives, the suffering world will be brought out into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. For men of the new creation the golden age is not past but future, and when it is ushered in, a wondering universe will see that God has indeed abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. In the meantime we rest our hope in the only wise God, our Saviour, and wait with patience the slow development of His benign purposes.”

 

We believe that everything God is and has done is infinitely wise and good. Abraham was strong in faith, holding fast to the goodness of God and His promises through His unbelief, still giving glory to God. He was completely convinced that not only was the Father willing, He was able. So do we stand with our hope in God alone, holding on to the reality of who He is; resting in the wisdom of God.

 

No matter how things may look, we have to believe that all things are worked together in perfect wisdom for those that love and trust in Him.

 

By faith and prayer we must bring the wisdom of God into the practical world of our day-by-day experience. “To believe actively that our Heavenly Father constantly spreads around us providential circumstances that work for our present good and our everlasting well-being brings to the soul a veritable benediction. Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little…hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart.”

 

There is a better way. Let us be people that cast out our own wisdom and cast ourselves upon the wisdom of God. Insisting on seeing ahead is a great hinderance to our spiritual progress, as a part of our nature it may be. “God has charged Himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him.”

 

He will bring the blind by a way that they didn’t know; He will lead us on paths that we do not know. We will see our Teacher with our own eyes and hear Him with our own ears. From behind us we will hear a voice telling us, which way to go, whether it is to the right or to the left. These things He will do to us and not forsake us.

 

God is constantly encouraging us to trust Him in the dark. “I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: and I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of the secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, that calls you by name, am the God of Israel.”

 

Lets just talk about the secret place for a second. The mighty deeds of God were done in secret. The heavens and earth were created in the darkness of time. Jesus became flesh in the darkness and solitude of a virgin’s womb. When He died for the world to have life, it was in the darkness of day. When He rose from the dead, it was in the early hours of the morning with no one to see Him rise. “It is as if God were saying, “What I am is all that need matter to you, for there lie your hope and your peace. I will do what I will do, and it will all come to light at last, but how I do it is My secret. Trust Me, and be not afraid.””

 

Tozer says that “the goodness of God is to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God is to plan it, and the power of God is to achieve it”. Surely, you are His favorite one.

 

You are His favorite one.

 

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