Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wisdom -- something not often found in today’s culture

As others, I have a popular website home page. And, without fail, there are a continual barrage of evolution inspired “news” pieces, highlighting the latest [so-called] “discoveries.” Today’s was: “Fossil skull of giant toothy seabird found in Peru.” And, as usual, the so-called “scientific” finding, affixed a specific calendar date as to the extinct animal’s living days. This one was given “up to 10 million years ago.”

It never ceases to amaze me how these so-called “scientists” are so sure of themselves. Without batting eyelashes, these “scientists” are all over the historic board past, affixing certain ancient dates to their newly discovered fossil remains. Yet in their human "wisdom," they only conjecture what they are convinced is reality according to their unproven (flawed and fallacious) theory of evolution. Please refer to past topical message:


"'Evolution:' Rejected by Jesus Christ"

It is no small wonder why our culture becomes so screwed up – just one example in the area of money [finance]. Here [following link] is just one example. I came across a New York Post news piece describing a Democrat who was having problems with his political party’s president huge spending spree:

"Top Dem: O’s Budget Needs a ‘Scrub.’” - nypost.com

It truly is refreshing to read something like this – especially when the majority political party of our country fell head over heels, and, in grease lightening speed, voted in President Obama’s humongous debt wrenching spending initiative. And, they did this, without the common sense sanity of reading the multi hundred page legislative bill, and rationally putting it through reasonable scrutiny. What the one political party did, was to force through both houses of Congress a budget breaking, debt ridden spending bill – and then have the rationalizing (dishonest) crust, to call it a “Stimulus Bill.”

My point?
The point being, there was no godly wisdom considered when pushing through a huge spending bill which was (and is) obviously flawed - and will have deep seeded confining implications for the next generation or two.

When the Divine Revelation of God’s wisdom is not sought after and followed, there will be negative ramifications and consequences. Our country, as a nation, has been spreading itself too thinly, expecting foreigners to buy up our nation’s accumulated debt. As a result, our nation is putting itself into financial bondage and slavery:

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender Proverbs 22:7

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures speak of a Divine “Wisdom” as opposed to a “worldly wisdom:”

Worldly wisdom (defined by Webster) is that “wisdom” which is the “carnal policy of men, their craft and artifices in promoting their temporal interests.” This same temporal wisdom is termed "earthly, physical, demon-like," as opposed to the wisdom of God, which comes from "above." James 3:13-18 ; 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

True wisdom is that which finds its expression in the true God:

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

Webster defines (true) wisdom:

"In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands. This is the wisdom which is from above." Psalm 90:1f ; Job 28:1f

The major mistake of the culture
The chief mistake of any culture is that of rejecting the Lord of Life and Creator of all. [Acts 17:16-34] Ignoring and / or rejecting the One who created all and to whom we must give account, is not only folly but arrogance that will have damning eternal implications. When the Triune God Almighty is not revered above all else, calamity is sure to follow. [Psalm 9:17] The God of human history will not be ignored and mocked. He renders to his creation the free moral agency [will] to accept Him or to reject Him. John 3:14-21 ; Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 25:31-46

May the Triune God grant, by his grace and mercy, those who have ears to hear, the understanding; will and, to do, of all of His good pleasure.

Amen.


Related Scriptures [below] -- Intended to be utilized in a simple worship format:


Also:  For a couple of other (more formal) worship formats:

The Order of Morning Service
The Order of Matins 

Old Testament:

Proverbs 1:1f - Wisdom defined as the [healthy] fear (reverential respect) of the true God


Proverbs 1:1f - Proverbs 1:9f - Wisdom versus folly

Isaiah 29:14 – The prophecy of Scripture to which the New Testament writer in 1 Corinthians, 1:1f, refers

New Testament:

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – The wisdom of the true God, compared to the earthy wisdom of the world

Colossians 2:3 - "In Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge"
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Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak" -- by Victor Buksbazen -- Isaiah 53:1-12 -- an in-depth view of and the prophecy of Christ, hundred of years before his birth. Isaiah 53:1-12 underscores the truthfulness of Divine Revelation as exemplified in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.
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Pastor (emeritus) Nathan Bickel

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