Theology Thursdays: The wisdom of God
Updated: Nov 9, 2019
I am so thankful for the Wonderful Counselor who offers to train me in wisdom as I study His Word. What an awesome task to teach His Word and I find myself frequently overwhelmed by my own inadequacies and totally dependent on Him for wisdom. Today, we look at that attribute of our Holy God.
A wonderful attribute of God is His wisdom. Because we are often so acutely aware of our lack of wisdom, it would be hopeless to have nowhere to turn to gain wisdom. Yet, our Father promises to share His wisdom with those who ask for it (Jas. 1:5). What a comfort it is to know that the Bible is full of God’s words for wisdom, that we are not left without direction for life, but with very clear instructions for how to live. Wayne Grudem explains the importance of serving a wise God, “God’s wisdom means that God always chooses the best goals and the best means to those goals. This definition goes beyond the idea of God knowing all things and specifics that God’s decisions about what he will do are always wise decisions: that is, they always will bring about the best results (from God’s ultimate perspective), and they will bring about those results through the best possible means.” In counseling, this foundational truth sets in stone the idea that, even as life seems to be crumbling around a counselee, there is an overarching divine plan taking place. There is no reason for hopelessness and there is every reason to keep drawing near to God to understand more of His character and possibly gain more insight into His workings in our lives.
 Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: an Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1994),193.
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