The Wealth of Wisdom Part 7

Wednesday November 30, 2011

Eph. 1:17 Wisdom reveals what’s really important. It comes from God. Wisdom is a spirit. A spirit has an entity, an identify, and personality, and is a person. A spirit of wisdom is partnering with the Godhead. Wisdom doesn’t depend on you, because wisdom is having God in you. Are you listening to God? Get closer to Him so you can hear Him. Prov. 9:8-10 tells us not to correct a fool. You won’t win anyone by an argument. You must be willing to ask for and listen to instruction. Do we love change? If God isn’t talking to you, maybe you are not receiving wisdom. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. God rebukes and corrects us for us to come up to a higher standard. Cooperate with Him. Luke 2:40-52 Jesus grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon Him. Pastor Dale explains about Jesus as a boy at the age of manhood and His relationship with His parents and God as His Father. Jesus increased in wisdom by habitually submitting to His parents. Increase (to cut one’s way forward) is hard work and is not growth (which is a natural process). Wisdom needs habitual submission to bring increase. Jesus’ preparation: the age of manhood- time when He thought He was ready; He had abilities; He knew He was called, but He wasn’t really ready for increase in wisdom, stature, and favor until He habitually submitted to His parents. Submission is a transfer of desire, when you make someone else’s will your own. Learn to receive a rebuke.