Summary: This sermon deals with the subject of Supernatural Wisdom. Our LORD wants to give us supernatural wisdom, insight, knowledge, revelation and insight!
Theme: Godly Wisdom
Title: Supernatural Wisdom – Yours for the Asking!
Grace and peace today from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
As you read the Bible you begin to understand that one of the great joys of the LORD is to give to us human beings true wisdom, knowledge, insight and discernment.
The Bible is full of passage after passage that instructs us to seek wisdom.
Proverbs 1:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Beginning of Knowledge
1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
3 to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
6 to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Bible promises that if we seek for wisdom then the LORD will provide for us wisdom.
James 1:5-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
But exactly what is wisdom?
Is it the same as basic human intellect – i.e. - A high IQ?
Is it basic everyday knowledge – i.e. - Common sense?
Is it the accumulation of a number of certain facts and data?
Is it the ability to attain a certain level of educational degree or technical expertise?
We have to understand that what the Bible calls wisdom is different from what the world may call wisdom. Biblical wisdom may include all those things – high I. Q., common sense, the accumulation of a number of facts and the holding of a certain degree. But then again it may include only one or two of those things or none of those things.
Biblical wisdom is wisdom that comes directly from the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, the Good God of Creation; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And it is different than let’s say intellect in at least these senses:
+The intellect of man can physically save a life but it cannot save a soul.
+The intellect of man can reach the moon and some of the planets in our Solar System but it cannot reach heaven.
+The intellect of man can assist in bring forth a child into this world but it cannot cause your Spirit to be reborn.
+The intellect of man can help you see a vast amount of our physical world but it cannot open up the doors to seeing all things supernatural.
At some point in our lives we begin to understand that there is a limit to human intellect and worldly wisdom. After all, look at our world. After thousands of years of listening to the collected human wisdom of our world we are still in a mess.
The fact is that without God we may have glimmer moments of wisdom but the truth is without God there is no true wisdom. The Bible tells us that the LORD is the beginning of true wisdom.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6)
In other words the only way for us to have true wisdom – the kind of wisdom that knows how to live the abundant life here and now and assists us being able to live an everlasting life on the New Heaven and New Earth can only come from our LORD and Savior God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That is not being arrogant or putting down the so called wisdom of the world. That is not putting down the collected wisdom of such notable people as Aristotle, Plato, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Madam Currie or Stephen Hawkins. All of those people and millions more have displayed an amazing amount of human wisdom. But what we are talking about this morning is taking that wisdom one more step up and possessing God given, Spirit-filled and guided supernatural wisdom, discernment, insight and knowledge.
This is what we see the Apostle Paul and the Apostle James are talking about in their writings. This is the kind of wisdom that we see being lived out in such people as Job, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Deborah, Ruth, King Solomon, Mary the Mother of Jesus and the Apostles. It is a wisdom that is supernatural. It is a wisdom that goes beyond human intellect, human facts and human wisdom. It is a wisdom that is available to every person who repents, accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and LORD and who is infilled with God’s Holy Spirit.