It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, Who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. I Corinthians 1:30 NIV
In the book of Proverbs it tells us to ‘get wisdom’. If you are born again YOU HAVE wisdom because you have Christ. The scripture above says that we are in Christ Jesus Who has become FOR US wisdom from God. So what is included in this wisdom from God. The ingredients of wisdom are righteousness, holiness, and redemption. Let’s stop and think about that for a moment.
- Righteousness is wisdom
- Holiness is wisdom
- Redemption is wisdom
How and why is that? Because of how God the Father set it up and achieved these things.In this selfish world, people for the most part don’t see giving as wisdom. But God the Father because He is LOVE, He cannot help but to give because LOVE GIVES. We did not earn or deserve righteousness. It was imputed or given to us much like the gratuity you give to a waitress. Perhaps you think that is a bad example because you may have ‘adjusted’ the waiters or waitresses gratuity based on their performance.
However if you look up the word gratuity the origin of the word from the 15th century denotes graciousness or favor and it is a gift. Biblical favor or grace is undeserved or unmerited. It is based solely and only on the heart of the giver not the receiver’s performance. To the human mind that does not make sense and does not seem fair to still give 20% when the service was not up to par. However Godly wisdom is based on GRACE. Holiness is based on GRACE. Redemption is based on GRACE, what Christ has done. All this comes out of the wisdom of God and are ingredients of His wisdom.
Take sometime to think about that. Your Father has put so much thought and care into what He has provided for us through Christ Jesus.
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!