Summary: A Father’s Day message on the wisdom of our wise Heavenly Father.
We continue in our preaching series on discovering our destiny, discovering your destiny. Across our group of churches, we have been spending a few weeks preaching on how setting high standards in our lives is important as disciples of Jesus.
On this Father’s Day, we are going to spend some time considering the impeccably high standard of the wisdom of our Heavenly Father.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Wisdom is defined in this way: The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise. The fact of being based on sensible or wise thinking.
Our Heavenly Father is the all-knowing God. He knows everything about everything, everywhere in every when.
Our Heavenly Father knows what is good and what is bad, what is wrong and what is right in His sight.
Our Heavenly Father knows both the actual and possible.
Our Heavenly Father knows what was and what might have been, what is and what will be.
How can God know all that? How can He be so wise?
The simple answer is God is God and God is eternal. The word eternal means “everlasting, having no beginning and no end.” Psalm 90:2 speaks of God’s eternal existence: “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”
If we are honest, it’s hard for our minds to grasp the concept of eternity. As humans, we are born, we live for a while, we die. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, centuries, we measure human existence based on time. God is different, no beginning, no end, He has always been and He will continue to be forever.
Right at the start of the Bible, Genesis 1:1 begins with a statement of truth, “In the beginning God”. At the beginning of recorded time, as we understand time, God was already there. The Bible does not begin by trying to prove the existence of God or by examining His eternal nature, it simply begins with “In the beginning God”.
If we looked back from the moment we call “the beginning” eternity is there and God was there.
If we looked forward from the moment we call “the beginning” eternity is there and God is there.
Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.” The apostle John also stated this truth about the nature of Christ: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1).
The Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal, co-eternal, God has always existed. God was, and is, and will be, forever.
God’s eternal nature and His eternal power are revealed to us through His creation. Romans 1:20 tells us “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
We can see the eternal nature and eternal power of God in what He has created. The sun and the planets in their specific orbits century after century. The seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, come at their appointed time. The fields produce their crops at the right time. The trees produce leaves in spring and lose them in the Autumn. These things continue year after year. God in His wisdom has set these things and others in place. Nothing will stop them until the day when God Himself will create a new heaven and new earth that will continue into eternity. And the promise for those who belong to Christ through faith is eternity with God.
The wisdom of our Heavenly father is unequalled. The Bible teaches us many things about the wisdom of God. The Bible records God’s wisdom for us, our Heavenly Father has clearly spoken on many things, He has given us His divine direction for every aspect of life.
God’s wisdom is freely available to all who seek it. The Bible, the Word of God, it provides insight, it provides guidance, it tells us of our Father’s perfect precepts. The Bible provides us with an understanding of the world, of nature, of people, of events, of the Heavenly Realm and the future.
God’s Word provides us with a framework for understanding the issues we will face and guides us to make choices that will bring glory and honour to God. The wisdom of our Heavenly Father gives us a godly perspective on our choices. God has already given us the clear direction of His wisdom in His Word we also have the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.