Wisdom of God, The

  • Is one of his attributes.

    1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

    Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Perfect.

      Job 36:4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

      Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

    • See WISDOM OF GOD in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Mighty.

      Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

    • Universal.

      Job 28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;

      Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

      Acts 15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

    • Infinite.

      Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

      Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

    • See Wisdom Of God in McClintock and Strong.

    • Unsearchable.

      Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

      Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

    • Wonderful.

      Psalms 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

    • Beyond human comprehension.

      Psalms 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

    • Incomparable.

      Isaiah 44:7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.

      Jeremiah 10:7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

    • Underived.

      Job 21:22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.

      Isaiah 40:14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?

  • The gospel contains treasures of.

    1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

  • Wisdom of saints is derived from.

    Ezra 7:25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.

  • All human wisdom derived from.

    Daniel 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

  • Saints ascribe to him.

    Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

  • EXHIBITED IN
    • His works.

      Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

      Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

      Psalms 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

      Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

      Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

    • His counsels.

      Isaiah 28:29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

      Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:

    • His foreshadowing events.

      Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

      Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

    • Redemption.

      1 Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

      Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

      Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

    • Searching the heart.

      1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

      Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

    • Understanding the thoughts.

      1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

      Psalms 139:2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

  • EXHIBITED IN KNOWING
    • The heart.

      Psalms 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

      Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

      Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

    • The actions.

      Job 34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

      Psalms 139:2-3 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.

    • The words.

      Psalms 139:4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

    • His saints.

      2 Samuel 7:20 And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord GOD, knowest thy servant.

      2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

    • The way of saints.

      Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

      Psalms 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

    • The want of saints.

      Deuteronomy 2:7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

      Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

    • The afflictions of saints.

      Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

      Psalms 142:3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

    • The infirmities of saints.

      Psalms 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

    • The minutest matters.

      Matthew 10:29-30 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

    • The most secret things.

      Matthew 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

    • The time of judgment.

      Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

    • The wicked.

      Nehemiah 9:10 And shewedst signs and wonders upon Pharaoh, and on all his servants, and on all the people of his land: for thou knewest that they dealt proudly against them. So didst thou get thee a name, as it is this day.

      Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?

    • The works, &c. of the wicked.

      Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

  • Nothing is concealed from.

    Psalms 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

  • The wicked question.

    Psalms 73:11 And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

    Isaiah 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

  • Should be magnified.

    Romans 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

    Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

 
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