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Don Stewart :: Is God a Wise God?

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Don Stewart

The Bible says that God is wise. When we speak of the wisdom of God it is a combination of His all knowledge and Him being all-powerful. Paul wrote.

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen (1 Timothy 1:17).

There Is An Intellectual Element Of God's Character

The wisdom of God may be called the intellectual element in God's character. Wisdom is both an intellectual and moral quality. Wisdom is not merely having a large amount of knowledge; it is using the knowledge for good use. The psalmist wrote.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures (Psalm 104:24)

We read in Proverbs.

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

Jeremiah declared.

It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens (Jeremiah 10:12).

The prophet Daniel said.

Daniel said: Blessed be the name of God from age to age, for wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons, deposes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him (Daniel 2:20-22).

In the New Testament the Apostle Paul declared.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and Or riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! (Romans 11:33).

Paul wrote to the Corinthians

But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength (1 Corinthians 1:24,25).

He Displays Wisdom In Dealing With Humanity

In His gracious dealings with humanity, God displays His wisdom to the various intelligences in the heavenly realm.

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 3:10).

Paul wished for believers to have an understanding of that wisdom.

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments (Colossians 2:2,3).

God Applies His Knowledge For The Best Results

God has the ability to apply His knowledge that will bring about the best possible results. Because God is wise He always does the right thing, in the right way, and at the right time. God is perfect in skill in employing His omniscience that accord with His holy nature.


Scripture testifies that the God of the Bible is wise. Wisdom is more than mere knowledge; it is the good use of knowledge. God not only displays His wisdom, He applies it to the best possible results. God always does the wisest thing possible.

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