Monday, December 14, 2009

O Come, Thou Wisdom from on High

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! Romans 11:33

As Israel continues to wait for their Messiah, and we await His second return to earth, we sing together, asking for the Wisdom from on High to come down. This Wisdom ordains the sun to shine by day and the moon by night, and turns the seasons from one to another.

Thus says the LORD, "Who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; The LORD of hosts is His name." Jeremiah 31:35

Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:15-16

Jesus is this Wisdom! Paul reminds us that Jesus was not only present at creation, but He is the creator. Everything that was created was created through Him and for Him.

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16

The great Creator came to our world as a humble baby, to show us the way to walk according to God's word. The people of Israel were waiting for their Messiah to show them the way of knowledge and how to walk in her path. They had heard the prophets, but they longed for their Deliverer. The writer to the Hebrews tells us that now in these last days, God speaks to us through His son. And His Son still speaks to us through His word.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Proverbs 2:6-10

Rejoice that Emmanuel (God with us) showed us how to walk the path of knowledge while He lived here on the earth. Rejoice, too, that we have God's word to still speak to us today. Take some time to read about how Jesus walked, and ask Him to show you His ways, that you might grow in your knowledge of Him so you may know the surpassing greatness of His power toward those of us who believe.

For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:15-21

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

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