My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.
Written by: Jesse Flocken
Throughout the Bible, God chose ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Jesus took some heat for this but knew there was no other way than to use tax collectors, sinners, a Samaritan woman, lowly shepherds, and many more. God chose what seemed to be highly unqualified and uneducated people to deliver the hope the world needed. Those ordinary people changed the world, set slaves free, led people to the promised land, spread the gospel, changed generations, and led kingdoms. Paul writes to encourage us that the Spirit of God lives inside of each of us. We each carry the wisdom and knowledge of the Spirit, “so that no one will be deceived by fine-sounding arguments.”
Wisdom doesn’t come from education; it comes from application. Paul goes on to write about remaining firm in faith and utilizing Biblical wisdom to be disciplined in Jesus.
Thought of the day: What opportunities do you have this week to share what God has done in your life?
Prayer: Jesus, help me live in a way that others can’t help but see You through the way I love others. I pray I can use Biblical wisdom and application, rather than education, to share the Good News. In Jesus’ name, amen.