Wise Man

Wayne Han
translated by Grace Kuo

"Wise man" this glorious praise is what we all desire to entitle. How can we obtain this title? Proverbs 9: 10 says: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." When we earnestly come near God with obedience, we can gain heavenly wisdom from God. We know that Solomon earnestly prayed to God for wisdom in his youth and the Lord listened to his prayer and granted his heart's desire. The wisdom that King Solomon had was extraordinary; he became the wisest king in the world.

If we want to have wisdom from God, we must have an obedient heart. We need to come before the Lord frequently and see if we have sinned against God by doing things that do not please Him. Our hearts need to be filled with peace, gentleness, obedience, and mercy. We need to forsake wisdom that belongs to this world and accept the wisdom which comes from God. Peter listened to God's work; he waited until his boat reached deep waters to spread his fishing net down. Paul was elevated to the third heavens to understand all kinds of mysteries and revelations. Joseph and Daniel could interpret dreams. They above four examples are all about how men obtained wisdom from the Lord.

It is "not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord Almighty" (Zechariah 4:6) This is the true wisdom to accomplish God's ministries. May the Lord grant us the wisdom for salvation and the wisdom to differentiate the right from the wrong to us, so that we may have the true wisdom from above.

We need to "test and approve what God's will is -His good, pleasing and perfect will. " (Romans 12:2) we need to obey God's will; this is the kind of wisdom we who are saved by God's grace need to have.

May we follow the Holy Spirit's guidance, and by the unbounded grace of God, to bring others to become God's children, to lead more people to salvation, and to bring more glory to our Father in Heaven. May we treasure the value of life and the commission which God has entrusted us with.