Wisdom Comes in Doing the Word of God
- Date: March 25, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock…” (Matthew 7:24)
- From Wise To Do Evil
Look over at Proverbs, Chapter 1. And he says in Proverbs Chapter 1, verse 20, "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you." Wisdom comes by experience. It comes by continuously doing the Word of God.
So as we look we just say, "Okay, so what are my choices?" We're all going to blow it. "What is my track record? What do I do, habitually? Oh, I'm going to make mistakes. The flesh is going to win out, periodically. I'm going to cave under pressure. I'm going to get weary in well doing at times and just blow off the things that I know are the wisdom of God at this moment. I know what I should do at this time is just walk away from that thing and spend some time in prayer. But, you know, I haven't seen these relatives for so long. They happened to come into town, unannounced. I haven't seen them for years. Yet, the Lord had just spoken to me and told me to separate myself and spend some time in the Word and in His presence. But, you know, since they're not often here, I can make this up at a different time."
Now, I'm not saying you can't change your schedule. What I'm saying is if God had just spoken to you and said, "Separate yourself," then you separate yourself if you hadn't seen them for twenty years. "Uh, what's it going to hurt?" It's going to hurt because you've been disobedient. You've exercised your will against the will of God; you've chosen another wisdom. Will a circumstance like that be a big deal, do you think? I've done that in the past. I've just shared, I just sent word. "I'm in prayer. God called me apart, here; He's speaking to me. I can't be bothered right now. If you're here when I get out, I'll see you then."
Now, what we're talking about here is experience. What is the habitual decision of your life? Is your experience one of choosing God over your own emotions, over your own appetites? Who are we in God's eyes, not in our own eyes? Job says here, "Listen, we've come to realize, then, that what we're talking about here is that a multitude of years, experience, the mature, should be those that are among us that are exhibiting the wisdom of God." Our counsel to the young should be, "Don't compromise."
Proverbs, Chapter 4, verse 7, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." With all of your getting, get understanding. Wisdom without understanding is unprofitable. Understanding, "the capacity for rational thought," the ability to make objective determinations solely from the Word of God, and not subjectivity added through you, or any other counselors, that may speak contrary to the Word, the written Word. That's the wise man, the one that can hear the Spirit of God and objectively apply the truth of the Word of God, regardless of consequences. That's wisdom that's greater than rubies.
Father, we thank You for Your Word. As we live in this hour, we're being asked, on all sides, to compromise, to show tolerance. We look at successful ministries built on demographics and will-worship. And we look to the Scriptures. We see in Matthew 7 those that stand in amazement as You speak, Lord. You say, "Let me tell you who the wise man is. 'He that hears my sayings and doeth them,'" (Matthew 7:24). That's the wisdom of God. Hear what He's saying; do it! Don't overthink it, don't wait too long to do it. Seek counsel from those who have experience, who by faith and patience have inherited, who are gifted to understand and speak only the things that they've seen and heard. That would say, "I speak not my will but the will of He that sent me." That's the wise man. "Hear and do," is the wisdom of God.