Monday, November 28, 2016

Christ is Our Wisdom

"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:" (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Do you need wisdom for a situation you are facing?

I notice that many times when I need direction or guidance, or when other people suggest a certain course of action, they would uote Scriptures from the Bible, specifically the Proverbs.

And yet I would find that the peace of Christ ruling in my heart (Colossians 3:15) did not lead me to follow the suggestions posed by others, even when they were  quoting scripture.

Then I return to what the Bible is all about.

We are called to a Person, not to a set of principles.

We are invited to rest in a Person, not a set of ideas:

"Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son." (2 John 9)

The Bible is not "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth."

The Bible is book of life, and that life is Jesus (John 14:6)

"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me." (John 5:39)

The Bible is not a snippet or a large selection of aphorisms that we apply like a code book to every situation in our lives.

Jesus is our life, and the Bible speaks of Himself!

If we need wisdom for any situation, the solution is not a set of ideas or a prescription or a response.

We need to see more of Him!

Wisdom is a Person, and that Person is Jesus!

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