Oswald Chambers wrote … when we come to our wit’s end, that’s when we come to God’s wisdom.
As I read that I chuckled and thought that maybe we should come to our wit’s end a little sooner than we usually do and get to God’s wisdom faster!
Ps 111:10: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. [NIV]
The fear of the Lord is only the beginning of wisdom. Just the beginning. But it is the most necessary part. We must fear, reverence, respect, worship, respond to, and see the Lord first in order to begin to partake of His wisdom. But that only opens the door. Something must come after that.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell us (just that thought should have us on our knees praising God’s ways!). The Spirit leads us in all righteousness, explains things to us, shows us the Savior, and opens up God’s precepts to us. Once again, though, our will plays a part, we have to “follow his precepts” in order to have good understanding, in order for God’s wisdom to grow and flourish in us.
Ours should be a constant and consistent seeking of God’s wisdom, and a persistent following and outflow of His precepts and principals. Our churches should be filled with men and women possessing supernatural wisdom and understanding. Sadly, that is not the case. There are far too many who are at their wit’s end but failing to partake of God’s wisdom.
Maybe church leadership has failed the church in this area. Maybe we been focused too much on flash and not on fruit. Maybe it is time for us to turn that around.