Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

All down through the ages God has spoken in wisdom

Proverbs 1:20,23-24,29-30 “Wisdom crieth without;….

Turn you at My reproof: behold, I will pour out My Spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you.

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out My hand (to protect and care for), and no man regarded;

For they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:

They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.”

All down through the ages God has spoken in wisdom….wisdom that is from above as James states so clearly.

James 3:17 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

This is the way God speaks!

First,…..Pure. There is no admixture….it is simply the truth. He does not try and convince….or bargain….He simply is the Truth….and speaks the Truth.

John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”

John 8:31-32 “Then said Jesus…..If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed;

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

There is nothing so freeing as the truth….for we can never change….or know anything as it really is….unless the truth be seen. (John 1:17)

The Faithful and True Witness has shown the light upon the truth all through history…..are we receiving it?

Then God’s Wisdom is “peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated.”

James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally (generously, copious amount) and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

God does not use a baseball bat to get His message across. He speaks…perhaps through a verse….or through circumstances…

…and says, “hey, we need to talk!” “This is the way, walk ye in it…” (Isaiah 30:21).

He does not correct us because we do not know…..but calls us to ask for His wisdom….

“Full of mercy and good fruits”… When we get God’s wisdom, we find it a healthful thing. It strengthens our faith and encourages us.

We know, we see the truth….and we see the great mercy of God in helping us….and this wisdom bears good fruit.

“Blessed are the merciful; for thy shall obtain mercy.” Matthew 5:7

We become merciful to others, as God has been to us. The Lord is seen through us.

“Without partiality and without hypocrisy”. This is God’s wisdom….so unlike the world’s.

God sees all the same…..sinners in need of a Savior,….lost sheep in need of a Shepherd to guide and keep them.

God says….”all who come and seek My wisdom may receive, and gain the Truth.”

The world says….”We are smarter, more brilliant than you,….our philosophy, reasons, inventions make us great. No matter the Truth, we lead by our own thoughts about things….we are “wise”.

(Ecclesiastes. 7:29 “Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.”)

But no matter what the world says…..they can not see what is ahead….they are unprepared for so many things…..and the wisdom of the world….fails us.

But God is never surprised….never unprepared for even the twists and turns of the circumstances.

The winds blow, the storm appears….yet the Lord…”..Who maketh the clouds His chariot: Who walketh upon the wings of the wind:” (Psalm 104:3)…

….is unconcerned….for their is nothing He has not seen and prepared a deliverance for.

(1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;…”

…and here is why…

……”but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”)

(Later in this chapter in Psalms, The Lord is praised:

“O Lord, how manifold are Thy works! In wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.” Psalm 104:24. If you read this chapter….it is an amazing acknowledgement of God’s control and power in the Universe! He is Wisdom…and He will give us the wisdom we need to do and live.)

James 3:18 “And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”

God’s wisdom leads to peace within…..a settled knowledge of God’s Hand in and on everything in my life.

Proverbs 1:20, 23 “Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:

Turn you at My reproof: behold, I will pour out My Spirit unto you, I will make known My words unto you.”

God’s wisdom has been sounding out…

….what a promise!

“I will pour out My Spirit unto you…..I will make known My words unto you.”

If you want to know…..Jesus Christ, by His Holy Spirit within will give you the wisdom you need….for now.

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