Scripture Reading: Psalm 16:7–11
Key Verse: Proverbs 8:11
Wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.
When we talk about the wisdom of man, we’re usually referring to mental ability, the capability to know and to achieve. We also use the word wisdom to refer to spiritual perception and insight on living.
The wisdom of God encompasses a far different realm. As Paul expressed it, His wisdom is so far above ours, there is no rational comparison: “The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Cor. 1:25 nasb). Paul was speaking in figurative terms to say that if there were anything about God’s thinking that could be called foolishness, even that would be superior to our highest wisdom.
Jerry Bridges explains the significance of God’s wisdom to our faith in his book Trusting God:
When we stop and think about it, we know in our heart of hearts that God does not make any mistakes in our lives … God does know what He is doing. God is infinite in His wisdom. He always knows what is best for us and what is the best way to bring about that result …
We all recognize that human wisdom at its best is fallible … All of us from time to time agonize over some important decisions, trying to determine the best course of action. But God never has to agonize over a decision … His wisdom is intuitive, infinite, and infallible … (Psalm 147:5).
Father God, Your wisdom is intuitive, infinite, and infallible. I need wisdom for my spiritual journey. On the basis of Your Word, I claim it right now!