The Call of Wisdom

The Call of Wisdom


Wisdom is not an abstract concept. It is real and longs to be discovered, embraced and applied. Wisdom will transform your life. It is calling you. Are you listening?  

Do you hear the call of wisdom?
  • Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?
  • Proverbs 8:6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things;

Wisdom wants to know if its humility is revealed in your life.
  • James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

This is not a call from worldly wisdom.
  • James 3:14-16 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

But the wisdom of God.
  • James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

This wisdom is available to all who truly respect God and ask Him for it in faith.
  • Proverbs 9-10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
  • James 1:5-6 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. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

Don’t reject the call of Godly wisdom. The consequences are eternally severe.
  • Proverbs 8:36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.”
  • Proverbs 1:28 “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

Seek wisdom, find wisdom, and secure the blessings of God on your life.
  • Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the LORD;
  • Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.

Jesus Christ is the Power and Wisdom of God!
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” 20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.


Prayer

Heavenly Father, please give everyone a longing for the ultimate wisdom of Christ crucified, the only acceptable payment for the sin debt of the world – reveal the Good News of salvation through Jesus to the lost. Pour out Your Word in abundance on all who respond to Your call; let the wisdom of Your truth rain down as a cleansing, saving, sanctifying flood. I ask for Your mercy and grace on those who don’t know peace and reconciliation through Christ. And I ask all this in His name. Amen.