“A Wiser Than Solomon…”
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption…”
(1 Corinthians 1:30-31).
Solomon’s extraordinary amplitude and sagacity of mind inspired many in his day, and left them in awe. He was celebrated as the wisest man that ever lived, until Jesus. The Bible says all Israel revered and admired Solomon because of the manifestation of the wisdom of God in his life:“And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment”(1 Kings 3:28).
Now, how did Solomon get his wisdom? God gave it to him; and He did it through words. He said to Solomon, “I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart” (1 Kings 3:12); that was all. He didn’t try to “fix” anything into Solomon’s head to make him wise; He didn’t even touch him. He only spoke words, and Solomon believed and began to manifest wisdom.
However, when Jesus came, He said, “a greater than Solomon is here,” referring to Himself (Matthew 12:42, Luke 11:31). This Jesus, the Bible says, has been made unto us wisdom from God; meaning that Christ is your wisdom. This makes you also, “a greater than Solomon.” You have “phronesis” (Greek), which is the wisdom of the just; practical wisdom;a fixed mental attitude or programming of the mind to reason, respond, interpret situations, and behave in a certain way, usually, the most excellent way!
Not only has God told you this by the Holy Spirit, He also wrote it down in the Scriptures that He has made you wise! Christ has become your excellent wisdom. This is far more sublime than what Solomon had. You’re full of excellence, because you’re full of the Holy Spirit. Have this consciousness. Wisdom isn’t only heard and seen in you, you’re the embodiment of wisdom, because you’re born after the image of Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3). Have this consciousness.
Christ is my excellent wisdom. I have an excellent mind; everything I do turns out right, because I live in the will of God; guided, guarded, and propelled by wisdom. Halleluiah!
1 Corinthians 2:6; Colossians 1:27
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 46-47
2 Year Bible reading plan: Hebrews 8:1-13; Ezekiel 16