Summary: The church who has revelation about the Great Commission and is Illuminated by the Holy Ghost, will have the same heart cry as Solomon, “O Lord give us wisdom.
Title: A Wise Heart Cry
Theme: Grasping the Wisdom of God
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” (Proverbs 4:7-8)
The Lord is pleased when His children ask for wisdom
As I think of all the wonderful promises that our Lord has given to His church, I rejoice over the fact that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. And He said “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:18-19) In His exhortation, Jesus gave a promise, which should give us assurance, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Being under Jesus’ authority, opens up the door for us to enjoy all that God has for His children.
James, the half brother of Jesus gives us this powerful truth, “If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)
The making of disciples is the greatest calling that a child of God can receive. It is just as much of a high calling as that which was given to King Solomon. Solomon was a wise king who governed the people of God. In his early days he had a heart attitude that enabled him to receive the gift of wisdom from God. We read in 1 Kings chapter three that at Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want Me to give you.” (1 Kings 3:5)
Consider carefully how Solomon answered the Lord. “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.” (1 Kings 3:6) After giving the proper credit to the Lord, Solomon then has an outcry that must be in all who desire true wisdom. Solomon’s request was “Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people… So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:7-9)
I would propose to you that the church who has revelation about the Great Commission and is Illuminated by the Holy Ghost, will have the same heart cry as Solomon, “O Lord give us wisdom. For those you have called us to disciple are your chosen people.” This is the cry of the heart that should also be in parents and all who desire to enjoy the benefits of walking in obedience to God.
In Proverbs chapter four we see an earnest cry from the Holy Spirit moving Solomon to write, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding. Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.” (Proverbs 4:7-8)
Considering how the things of God are to be taught precept upon precept, and line upon line. Not only because the things of God are great, but also because the flesh of man is often warring against the Holy Spirit. Solomon tells mankind what is best. God’s wisdom is one of our greatest spiritual resources.
Just how does one receive the wisdom that Solomon wants us to come to understand? How does one come to understand God’s wisdom? What is the path to wisdom?
Grasping the Wisdom of God
If the Body of Christ is going to be able to embrace and enjoy the honor of having God’s wisdom, she must start with “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5) Study of the Word of God leads us to discover the truth written by the apostle Paul, “…Christ [is] the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:24)
There are Bible teachers who believe that Lady Wisdom in Proverbs 1:20 and in Proverbs chapter 8 is a call of Christ to the listener. (Matthew Henry Commentary; The Pulpit commentary)