4 Reasons Why the Wisdom of God is Superior to the Wisdom of Man
Do you ever struggle to make decisions in your life? Do you find yourself going back and forth wondering if you made the right choice? What about regrets? Have you made choices in your life that you wished you could take back? If you answered yes to any of these questions, know that you are not alone. I think it’s safe to say we all experience moments of indecision… times when we crave wisdom in our lives.
As Believers, we have the Holy Spirit living within us. And the Bible makes one thing abundantly clear… God’s wisdom is far superior to any and all earthly wisdom.
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…the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. – 1 Corinthians 1:25
God knows the future, while man has to rely on the past.
Earthly wisdom stems from past experience. When we have an important decision to make, we often pull from things we’ve personally learned as well as what others have learned in similar circumstances. We analyze the situation based on what we currently know.
But the truth is that our wisdom is limited to the past. No matter how wise we think we are, we have no way of knowing the future. But God does. He knows all… past, present, and future. He can see your circumstance from angles you haven’t even thought about yet.
The Holy Spirit knows what’s best for YOU, even when it wouldn’t be the best for someone else.
God created you. He knows everything about you… even things you haven’t discovered yet about yourself. He also knows the plans He has for your life, where He wants to take you and lead you. Some decisions in life aren’t necessarily good or bad. When you reach a fork in the road of your life, both options may be inherently “good.” But which one is right for YOU? Earthly wisdom will have a difficult time answering that question.
God knows more about life than man does.
Let’s face it, the Creator of the universe and life itself most certainly knows more about it that we do. We are simply the creation, not the Creator. And if you’re thinking to yourself, “But God doesn’t know what it’s like to be me…” Think again. The Bible tells us that Jesus endured everything common to man. We have a High Priest who knows what it’s like to be us and experience temptations, struggles, and pain in every way possible.
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses… – Hebrews 4:15
God loves you in a way that no man can. His wisdom comes from the best of intentions.
When I have to leave my young children with a sitter, I prefer to leave them with someone I know who truly loves them such as a relative or grandparent. Why? Because I know that if a difficult decision has to be made, they will do so with their best interest in mind. They won’t just pick the easy solution, but rather they will do everything in their power to take care of my children the way I would take care of them.
God is love, and He loves every one of us unconditionally. He has our best interest in mind in all things. No human being could love you the way God loves you. It is simply impossible.
So when you are in search of wisdom, who will you rely on?
The wisdom of God stems from His unconditional and limitless love. It knows all, sees all, and is available to all who seek it.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. – James 1:5
*Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.
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