Friday, August 17, 2007

I GOT IT!!!!--I think--help me?

The definitions of wisdom:
from dictionary.com
wis·dom –noun
1. the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
from webster.com
b. ability to discern inner qualities and relationships


Christ as the Wisdom of God:
1 Corinthians verse 30
But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].


ok...
I was trying to make a connection of how there is Wisdom as a personification and its connection to the Word both made incarnate in Christ. I think I get it now, and I then think I can articulate its practical applications. You probably already got this, but be excited with me for me.

In a sentence is this: The sagacity and discernment of the Word. The Word utters forth, and Wisdom lends us understanding over the Word.:
Matthew 13
9He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him [a]consider and [b]perceive and comprehend by hearing.

10Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables?

11And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

12For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will [c]be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

13This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because [d]having the power of seeing, they do not see; and [e]having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.


These verses spoken by Jesus in Matthew is reminiscent of Proverbs 1 verse 33 (the verses I read about Wisdom in the Talkcast on Wednesday Night:

33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm."


So, we gain wisdom as we begin to listen to and get discernment over the Word that is uttered forth... So, before we can allow for wise instruction to be on our tongue, we must gain the wisdom. (In much the same way our faith increases, so does our wisdom) And coupled with this gaining of wisdom, we begin to get understanding.

Okay...so what is Understanding?
according to webster.com:
2 : to accept as a fact or truth or regard as plausible without utter certainty
3 : to interpret in one of a number of possible ways


So, then understanding what we can from wisdom and accepting with CERTAINTY and being able to interpret what we understand to apply in many ways---with CERTAINTY.
1 Corinthians 2
6Yet when we are among the full-grown (spiritually mature Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a [higher] wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away.

7But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God--[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence].

8None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory


And then...when we have this certainty...then we can instruct and the Proverb 31 woman suggests:

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

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