Live In God’s Wisdom
- Date: January 28, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
- From Wise To Do Evil
We need to be delivered from the spirit of this age. Just as this power of antichrist is in so many ways manifesting itself-and we're going to talk toward that a little bit. One of the things that we need to protect ourselves from in this age, at this hour, is the subtle invasion into our lives, into our minds, of the worldly wisdom. It's the enemy of our faith. There are so many ways today, by the world's wisdom, to keep ourselves safe; to bring provision to ourselves; to attempt to answer many of the dilemmas, the questions, of life. We want to guard our hearts and look at what the Word of God has to say about wisdom and the need for us to clearly discern the world's wisdom in our lives.
How many of you know that many things that we do on a daily basis are done by the world's wisdom? They are, and there's nothing wrong with that. Many of those things in and of themselves are amoral, but then there are the moral issues of life: the representation of the kingdom of God versus the philosophy and purpose of the kingdom of the world, which is to not only oppose God but replace God. That which Satan brought initially to us: that we would be lifted up; our eyes would be opened; we would obtain wisdom, knowledge, the ability to independently make judgments to determine our own course in life; we will be as gods. "Wisdom is a principal thing; so with all of your getting, get wisdom and understanding" (Proverbs 4:7).
So I want to talk a little bit about that wisdom and see where Father is going to take us. It's a big subject. The thing that's going over in my heart right now-I mean, the study of wisdom can be so in depth that it could go on indefinitely-but what's been going over in my spirit is the vexation. I've seen in things we've just counseled here in recent weeks, people among us that have, under pressure, chosen the wisdom of the world.
How do you respond under pressure? In church we can quote the Scriptures. As we dialogue with one another we're able to encourage each other in the sovereignty of God and in the absolute trustworthiness of the Word of God. And then crisis hits our lives. How many times do we find ourselves, then, reverting back to the wisdom of the world? It lies dormant in all of us, doesn't it? Every one of us, that spirit-it's the flesh; it's that spirit of Adam that lies dormant in all of us. Thank God that it's held down by the presence of the Holy Spirit as we yield to do the Word of God. Thank God that we can renew our minds constantly and cleanse them with the washing of the water of the Word. But constantly we're battling that worldly wisdom, independent spirit, the trust in what we're so familiar with-too familiar with-the sensual realm (what I can see; what I can feel; what my education has provided for me; what experience has done for me; what all of my companions in the world try to encourage me in).
Are you ready in this hour to become a fool for Jesus? I'm not talking about acting foolishly. I'm talking about standing on the Word of God in opposition to everything that seems right as this world embraces the spirit of antichrist, as creature worship manifests itself in its fullness. Are we ready to stand in this hour and defend the glory of God and the truth of God's Word?