THE WISDOM OF GOD.
Wisdom means a hidden gift to actual facts and reality of life. It’s a God given gift, and it gives a sense of actions in the dealings of affairs.
Today, we have so many people that don’t understand what wisdom is all about, and then since they don’t understand, and then there wouldn’t be any need for them to apply it to their daily lives. God is wisdom; and can we begin to talk about the enormous wisdom of God, the wisdom of creation, and how God seperated the heavens from the earth, and then darkness from night, God indeed is the head of all wisdom, and can we still begin to talk about His wisdom that He gave to man, and when He created Adam and Eve, He gave them dominion over the birds of the air, and every living creature on the face of the earth, and even when man was decieved by serpent, God still didn’t relent, He still ensure that man had his wisdom to pass on to another generation.
God is awesome, and He keeps His convenant, and can we still begin to talk about the wisdom that He gave to His children in the bible. Jacob was one of them, and we all remember that Jacob was Isaac’s son, the son that Abraham and Sarah bore from their own bowels. Now let’s look at the wisdom that God gave to Jacob.
The bible talked about Jacob and how he needed to depart from home, and from his father inorder to fulfill God’s plan, and his father Isaac had won strictly that he shouldn’t take a wife from the daughters of Cannan, and that he should arise and come to Pa’-dan-a’-ram, the house of Be-thu-el, his mother’s brother, and then gave him instructions to marry from the daughters of Laban. Well Jacob obeyed, but he needed the wisdom of God to live with Laban; and the bible recorded in,
Genesis 29 vs 18, and even when Jacob loved Racheal Laban’s son, and had wanted to marry her, Laban demanded from Jacob that he served seven years for Racheal, well Laban refused, and then gave Jacob Leah the first daughter, and then asked Jacob to serve another seven years to marry Racheal, this was because Jacob loved Racheal more than Leah; and at this time, Jacob knew that He needed to be calm, and so he could fulfill God’s purpose for His life, this was wisdom, and he never had arguments with Laban, and still at this time, Laban began to reduce his wages, and so because of this, God gave Jacob wisdom, and so Laban said to Jacob,
In Genesis 30 vs 31
And he said, what shall I give thee, and Jacob said, thou shalt not give me anything, if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock, and Jacob was in charge of Laban’s flock, and Laban was about to reduce his wages or the number of sheep’s that he needed to get, and Jacob said unto Laban,
Genesis 30 vs 32
I will pass through all thy flocks today, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle and all the brown cattle amongst the goats, and the spotted and speckled among the goats, and of such shall be my hire, inorderwards, Jacob saying to Laban, I will pass through all the goats, and the spotted and the speckled shall be mine, and the brownish goat in colour shall be yours, now how was he going to achieve this, seeing that it was possible for all the goats that bore their little ones to be brown in colour, and then, Laban would have so many goats, and be wealthy, and still it might be hard for the goats that bore their little ones to be spotted and speckled, and so he needed the wisdom of God to make most of the goats bore spotted and speckled and so he could get back his wages from his master, and still, he began to notice some changes in his master’s countenance, and so he needed God’s wisdom and so more goats could bare spotted and speckled.
Genesis 30 vs 34.
And Laban said, behold I would, it might be according to thy word, and removed that day all the goats that were ringstraked and spotted, and all the she goat that were speckled and spotted, and everyone that had some white in it, and all the brown among the sheep, and gave it in to the hands of his son, inorderwards, all the brown goats as were agreed by himself, he gave to Laban’s sons, vs 36, and he set three days betwixt himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flock. Wow! Here was the wisdom that God gave to Jacob, and he carved a rod, and then set the rod before the flocks, and so when the flocks came to dring water, they would see the pilled rods and mate , vs 39, and the flocks conceived before the rods and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled and spotted, oh! What wisdom from God, God gave Jacob wisdom to pill a rod and then set it before the flocks, and it came to pass that any of the flocks that looked at the rod convinced and then gave birth to spotted and speckled, and when you read further this scripture, when it was time for his master’s brown flocks to mate, he then removed the pilled rod, and then his master’s brown flocks conceived and gave birth to brownish flocks, and so when he needed more flocks for himself, he then allow more flocks to see his pilled rods and then conceive and gave birth to speckled and spotted, and so Jacob had more flocks than his master hahaha, this is remerkable, the wisdom of God, and God actually allowed this because his master made him suffer so much, made him to serve for his two daughters for fourteen years, and then still reduce his wages, and so it was, Jacob now had more flocks than Laban, but ordinarily if not for the wisdom of God, Jacob wouldn’t have had the idea to pill rods, and if not for the power of God, still Jacob would have pilled the rod and then set it before the flocks, but non would have conceived and bare ringstraked, spotted and speckled, now guess what happened next,
Genesis 31 vs 1, and he heard the words of Laban’s son saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father’s and of that which was our father’s hath him gotten all these glory, vs 2, and Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not towards him as before, vs 3, and the Lord said unto Jacob, return unto thy land of thy father’s, and to thy kindred, I will be with thee
God is awesome, and He was through giving Jacob his destiny, and then needed to get Jacob out from his master’s house Laban, and so he could fulfill his purpose. Well, Jacob obeyed God, and then moved from his master’s house.The wisdom of God can be seen in the life of Solomon, the bible talked about Solomon in,
Proverbs 1 vs 1
The Proverb of Solomon the son of David, King of Isreal, vs 2, to know wisdom and Instruction to perceive the words of understanding, to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgement and equity, oh! I love the last word equity which means fairness, that is receiving the word of fairness which is wisdom. Well, Solomon understood what wisdom was all about, and he lived his life in complete wisdom and understanding, and he never had to fight wars, this was because he applied wisdom to his everyday life, and he understood the mystery of life, and so God made him great, and when you study the book of songs Solomon, there was nothing about life that he couldn’t analyse, this was because he had perfect wisdom and understanding.
In songs of Solomon 1 vs 1.
The songs of songs which is Solomon vs 2, let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine, and when you read further, he talked about more of love, and then you would know that he had perfect understanding of love and relationship, and it goes on and on, even creatures, he had perfect understanding of them, this was because God gave him all these wisdom, and we all know that Solomon was not the first son of King David, but he was favoured by God to be the heir to the throne. So it is important that we crave for God’s wisdom, and then no matter the trial or challenges that we face, apply wisdom, and so we can become the perfect man or woman that can fit in God’s world.