To Give Your Life Without Compromise is Wisdom
- Date: March 22, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)
- From Wise To Do Evil
Let's see, what would be a great example of the earthly and godly wisdoms, these kingdoms conflicting? See if we can think of a Biblical example. Oh, I know, here would be a good one. "Why don't you throw yourself off the pinnacle because the Scriptures say? These are a people that are governed by the Word of God that are opposing you at this time. They'll see God preserve you and know, then, that you're a true prophet of God. It will solve the whole problem. Everybody will see it. Word will spread. You'll have free course for your ministry, no more opposition." But then, there is another wisdom, "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God;" amen? (Mathew 4:7).
We could go through and give many examples. I'm sure you can think of a lot of Biblical examples. "Just twist it a little bit. You don't have to be extreme. You know, Daniel, probably what you should do is this. Let's give you a little counsel in this thing. God knows your heart. You've lived successfully for Him. Hey, listen, God brought you to this place!" You notice when they were talking, the prince of Tyre, who his wisdom was compared to? The wisdom of Daniel. "Daniel, you're a wise man. God speaks to you. He gives you dreams. He interprets dreams. He gives you revelation. Listen! We need your ministry. God knows what's in your heart. Let's back off, and let the heat be taken from us. Just commune with the Lord in your heart." What do you think? What would be your counsel to Daniel knowing what the price was going to be? We're looking at our own hearts. What do you think you would counsel him? How many of you would have counseled him, "Hey, here's what we're going to do. We're going to just throw the windows open. What you're saying is true, bless God. I'll use those windows over there. Let's go for it!" How much are we influenced? More than we think? That's the only question we're asking. Are you willing to live your life without compromise? That's the wisdom of God. Are you willing to let God be true and every man a liar? (Romans 3:4). That's the wisdom of God.
And so, as we see the Lord revealing in His Word, He says in Ecclesiastes 7:19, "Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men [of battle within] the city." There's a strength; there's a vitality to these simple choices to not bow our knee, to not compromise. People around you will try to pressure you, bring worldly wisdom involved. It will sound good. It will be packaged up with all kinds of theological statements to why we should honor men over God. Why we should make an exception for this individual, for this circumstance. All we're saying is let God be true and every man a liar That's the wisdom of God.
As we look at these different aspects of wisdom, it's an interesting revelation that Father brings to us. Job experienced it. The twenty-eighth chapter of Job, verse 28 says, "And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding." The fear of the Lord, that's wisdom, to exalt the Lord or to reverence God, and to depart from evil is understanding. He goes on in Job's refining process. He says in Chapter 32, verse 7, "I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom." Multitudes of years should speak wisdom.