Posts Tagged ‘Godly wisdom’
This meditation is from Deep-Rooted in Christ by Joshua Choonmin Kang (the following thoughts are excerpted, and in some cases paraphrased by me, from Pastor Kang’s wonderful book on spiritual formation and transformation through the person of Jesus Christ.
Knowledge is wonderful, but accumulating knowledge doesn’t guarantee increasing transformation…at best, it produces better informed sinners.
Wisdom is to be strived for, but we must recognize that it has two dimensions: Horizontal (worldly wisdom) and Vertical (spiritual wisdom). Worldly wisdom is temporal and changes easily. Spiritual wisdom stays with us and has no limits.
Understanding is the glue that binds knowledge and wisdom together. “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom, though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Where does wisdom start though?
The source of understanding begins with the seed of God’s word. The Bible teaches that the word is the key to understanding spiritual mysteries.
The Holy Spirit helps us directly illuminating (giving light) to God’s word and guiding the hungry heart in truth. The Holy Spirit opens our mind to the deep riches of God’s truth.
When we become obedient to God’s word, we may be said to bear good fruit…the kind of fruit that lasts and brings much glory to God. [Amen] Matthew 13:13-23