God’s Wisdom Is Available to You Chapter One Remarkable Facts about the Wisdom of God

In this first chapter we will look into the Bible to see many remarkable facts that the holy Scriptures tell us about the wisdom of God. We will begin by defining God’s wisdom. The best definition of God’s wisdom that I have found comes from The Amplified Bible. The following amplification in parentheses explains what I believe to be God’s wisdom. “¼wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God)¼” (Colossians 1:28).

Our goal in each chapter of this book will be to help each person reading the book to receive more “comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God.” On many occasions we will study exactly what the Bible says about receiving wisdom from God. At other times we will study passages of Scripture that, although not referring specifically to the wisdom of God, always will be able to pass the test of giving us more comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God.

Our Father knows exactly what we should do to receive His wisdom. Only God can tell us how to receive His wisdom. “God understands the way [to Wisdom] and He knows the place of it [Wisdom is with God alone]” (Job 28:23).

We will begin this book by carefully studying the theme passage of Scripture of this book that is shown on the front cover. This wonderful promise from God says, “If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him” (James 1:5).

Let’s examine this passage of Scripture carefully. The all-inclusive words “any of you” apply to every person who believes in Jesus Christ as his or her Savior. Please personalize this passage of Scripture. Know that this promise from God applies to you because you definitely are included in the words “any of you.”

We are told that God will give us His wisdom “liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding.” Our loving Father doesn’t withhold His wisdom because of our faults and shortcomings. He doesn’t accuse us, blame us or find fault with us. Our Father knows that we are imperfect. By God’s grace we are able to receive His wisdom because we have placed our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior.

We have just seen in James 1:5 that our Father promises to give us His wisdom “liberally and ungrudgingly.” Another passage of Scripture expands on this statement by telling us that God actually has “lavished” His wisdom upon us. “In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose)¼” (Ephesians 1:7-9).

The word “lavish” in Ephesians 1:8 means “extremely generous, extravagant or abundant.” Our Father is very generous. We did not earn and we do not deserve His wisdom. We should be very thankful for all of the wisdom and understanding our Father has made available to us. Because of His grace we have been given the opportunity to put His wisdom to practical use throughout every day of our lives.

We must not underestimate the magnitude of the wisdom of God that has been given to us. “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!” (Romans 11:33).

The depth of God’s wisdom and knowledge is immeasurable by any human standard of measurement. We are told that God’s ways are “unfathomable.” This word is based upon the word “fathom” which is a six foot unit of measurement that is used to measure the depth of water. If the depth of water is fathomable, the number of fathoms can be measured. When something is unfathomable, it is so deep that it cannot be measured.

We also are told that the wisdom and knowledge of God are “inscrutable.” When something is inscrutable, it is mysterious and unable to be understood. We cannot even begin to grasp the magnitude of our Father’s wisdom with the limitations of our finite minds. We can only begin to understand His wisdom as a result of continual study and meditation on His Word and revelation we receive from the Holy Spirit.

We can receive a glimpse of the magnitude of God’s wisdom by considering the great variety of creatures He has created. All of the streams, rivers, lakes and oceans on earth also were created through the wisdom of God. “O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are swarms of innumerable creeping things, creatures both small and great” (Psalm 104:24-25).

Please pause for a moment to meditate on the significance of the statements in this passage of Scripture. Know that the same Almighty God who created the earth, the sea and everything and everyone on the earth and in the sea has made His magnificent wisdom available to you.

God created so many billions of stars that astronomers cannot begin to measure their number with the most precise instruments that are available to them. God’s wisdom is so great that He knows the exact number of stars He created. God also knows the names of every one of these billions of stars. “He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless” (Psalm 147:4-5).

God’s wisdom set specific times for daylight and night in each area of the world. God also has established the four different seasons of spring, summer, winter and fall throughout the earth. “¼Blessed be the name of God forever and ever! For wisdom and might are His! He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding! He reveals the deep and secret things¼” (Daniel 2:20-22).

God is so wise and powerful that He is able to remove the leaders of countries. He can instantly put new leaders into positions of authority. As we reach out in faith to continually seek the wisdom of God, we can be certain that He will give His wisdom to us. Our Father very much wants to “reveal the deep and secret things” to each of His beloved children.

As we read these passages of Scripture we are able to obtain increasing insight into the awesome might and power of God and the unlimited scope of God’s wisdom, knowledge, understanding and guidance. Our Father knows everything about every person on earth. The psalmist David said, “O Lord, You have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know my downsitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” (Psalm 139:1-4).

Our Father knows when we sit down, when we lie down and when we stand up. He knows every thought that goes through our minds. He knows what we are going to say before we say it. He knows what we are going to do before we do it. “¼not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13).

Our Father is omniscient. This word means “all knowing.” The word “omniscient” comes from the word “omniscience.” The last part of this word is the word “science” which means “facts or knowledge.” The prefix “omni” means “all.” God has all facts. God’s knowledge is infinite.

God also is omnipotent. This word means “all power.” God also is omnipresent. He is able to be in all places at the same time. Why would we ever attempt to rely upon our limited human wisdom when we have the magnificent wisdom of the omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient God available to us?

No person on earth can even begin to be compared to God. Our beloved Father is glorious in His holiness and awesome in His splendor. There is no limit to the wonders He is able to perform. “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, doing wonders?” (Exodus 15:11).

This chapter is filled with many important facts about the power, the might, the wisdom, the knowledge, the understanding and the guidance that is available to us from Almighty God. We pray that this chapter has helped to birth within you a deep and sincere desire to learn how to receive the magnificent supernatural wisdom your loving Father has made available to you. We now are ready to proceed together in an in-depth study of the holy Scriptures to learn many additional facts about the wisdom of God and to learn how we can obtain our Father’s wisdom for practical use in our lives here on earth.