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Jul 29, 2018

God's Wisdom

God's Wisdom

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: God Is

Category: Sunday Worship

I. God’s wisdom displayed II. God’s wisdom imparted

God's Wisdom

20 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals deep
and hidden things;

Daniel 2:20-23

he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. 23 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king's matter.”

Daniel 2:20-23

I. God’s wisdom displayed
II. God’s wisdom imparted


“wisdom...is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. Wisdom 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.”
–A.W. Tozer

I. God’s wisdom displayed

A. God’s wisdom in providence

B. God’s wisdom in the gospel


18 For the word of the cross is folly 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 the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 


21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  - 1 Corinthians 1:18-24


...to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  1 Corinthians 1:24


II. God’s wisdom imparted

1. Ask


“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1:5


2. Fear God

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ Job 28:28

3. Keep His commands


Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. Psalm 119:98

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

4. Look to Christ