Man's Widsom

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    This quote was a reply in the thread on Modernism and it raised a question in my mind. I did not want to derail the topic of that thread and decided to start a new one.

    My question is, does God even play a part in "man's wisdom"?

    If so, how?

    If not, why not?
     
  2. Joe

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    Hello crabtownboy. Yes, God plays a part in man's wisdom. He sends the Holy spirit to us and we can either resist it or not. There are two kinds of wisdom, fleshly wisdom and wisdom from above. If we allow his spirit to dwell in us, then the holy spirits wisdom will be made clear, thus we make free will choices operating within God's will. Even man's wisdom can (but not always) operate within God's will but it isn't necessarily wisdom from above. God writes his law on our hearts. We choose life or death.



    Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

    Deut 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

    1 Cor 2: 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual

    Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

    James 3: 10-16 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
     
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  3. Marcia

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    That quote in the OP is from me, so I certainly agree with it!

    From 1 Cor 1:
    True wisdom is from God and is exemplified in Jesus Christ. There is wisdom that is based on objective truth that is compatible with God's wisdom. But there is also "wisdom" that sets man up against God or goes against God.

    Some very deep philosophy exists in the works of people who were/are into the occult; it can sound so profound. But it is really empty because it leads man to look to himself as the source of wisdom and power. Same with some secular philosphies - they lead man to look to man as the source of good.
     
  4. Jim1999

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    One can possess knowledge without wisdom, but seldom wisdom without knowledge. Wisdom includes discernment. The Holy Spirit sometimes supplies wisdom to deal with certain matters when human knowledge has failed.

    For this reason prayer includes the seeking of wisdom, which then provides the answers to our problems, supported by the truth of God's word.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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