OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2015. THEME : JESUS : THE WISDOM OF GOD.

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MEMORISE : But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block,
and unto the Greeks foolishness; 1 CORINTHIANS 1 : 23.

READ : 1 CORINTHIANS 1 : 21 – 24.
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it
pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto
the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of
God, and the wisdom of God.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : : JUDGES 3 : 7 – 4 : 24 AND MATTHEW 24 : 36 – 25 : 13.

When wise men from the East discovered the phenomenon that indicated the
birth of Jesus, they abandoned everything they were doing and commenced an
immediate search for Him ( Mathew 2 : 1 – 2 ). These were noble men who were
feared and highly respected. They were of the priestly caste, and they were
spiritual counsellors to the kings of their time. Yet, on hearing of the birth of
Jesus, they decided to abandon their own wisdom and search for the superior
wisdom of God manifested as Jesus. This is why I pity those who know the
truth but allow foolishness to keep them in darkness. Romans 1 : 28 says this
about such people :
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them
over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”
For this reason, everyone who comes into this world must make a decision to
submit to the superiority of God’s wisdom which is personified by Jesus. To
benefit maximally from this life, you must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord. He
is willing to give you divine wisdom concerning all issues of life. He is ready to
guide you into greatness. Don’t allow the devil to keep you in the foolishness of
self-government. If you do, you will experience great loss and destruction
especially in the world to come.

After a branch is severed from a tree, its leaves will still remain green, but it
is only a matter of time before they wither and die. Is someone asking you to
embrace the wisdom of the world? Is anyone asking you to forsake the
congregation of the righteous? Are you been lured by religious sects with a
promise that you will be free? You are only about to lose your freedom if you
subscribe to such lies. It is only in Jesus Christ you can experience the true
wisdom that brings freedom. If there is any place to search for wisdom, it is in
Christ alone, because all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in
Him ( Colossians 2 : 3 ). The wisdom of God is like light that repels darkness on
its arrival. When this wisdom comes into your life, every reproach
automatically gives way. As a child of God, you must allow wisdom to control all
that you do. When it appears things are not moving in the direction you expect,
don’t try to ‘ help’ God; there is nothing beyond His wisdom. Don’t accept the
alternatives of the devil, and don’t subscribe to the suggestions of men. The
wisdom of God is the greatest of all wisdom.

ACTION POINT :
Are you perplexed by any situation? Look to Jesus and ask God for wisdom on
how to handle it.’

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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