Move the Mountain Monday: March 07, 2016

Wisdom

Mountains are representative of a few things when speaking about God’s ways. For the purposes of these writings the mountain is symbolic of anything that is blocking us from God’s deepest and highest purposes for us. Sometimes our knowledge (or what we think is true knowledge but is actually worldly knowledge) can block our way. Today I want to talk about seeking wisdom to move the mountain.

There are non-believers (speaking of Jesus Christ) and there are believers. The believers in our Lord Jesus Christ can be broken down further. They can be broken down into Christians and disciples. Some will disagree with me in what I am about to say but I will say it anyway. My belief is that anyone who accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior is and will be a part of the eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Even if they do nothing else in this world for the Lord they will have a place in the Kingdom. Then there are those who continue to grow and allow the Holy Spirit to change them “from glory to glory”. Worldly knowledge says we are ok because we believe in Jesus Christ, go to church, and pay our tithes. Wisdom says we must daily (and even moment by moment) be communing with the living God to have a pure heart and clean hands; to continually be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

In my youth, which was in the 90’s, a lot of people wore these bracelets that said WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). I wasn’t a believer at that time and thought it was silly that people were wearing these. I was wrong for judging those that wore them and for condemning them for hypocrisy. What I would say now is if anyone wearing those bracelets would like to live and do as Jesus did then one has to start by going deeper into the Word and seeking the Wisdom of God. Wearing the bracelet just to project a certain image is like worldly knowledge. Using the bracelet as a constant reminder to live, act, and become more like Jesus would be a display of seeking wisdom (though the bracelet does nothing without the knowledge of the Holy One).

Why am I writing this? Wisdom is seldom talked about in the Body of Christ yet it is a characteristic of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 11:2 – The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Fear of the Lord is not the belief that God will strike us down if we do something wrong. Fear of the Lord means we take stock in and do what He has told us to do (obedience) above what our carnal (worldly) mind says. In any given situation this could mean different things. Sometimes He may tell us to speak and other times He may tell us to say nothing. Sometimes He may tell us to war against the enemy spiritually and at other times He may tell us to retreat. It doesn’t matter what the situation is or how similar it is to another we have faced in the past. The important thing is seeking and trusting Him for the answer in EVERY situation. This is wisdom.

Going back to the original point of Christians and disciples, wisdom is the dividing factor. Wisdom says drop everything we think we know and follow Jesus. Worldly knowledge says we are ok by just doing the bare minimum.

Let us all seek God’s wisdom to be transformed more and more into the image of Jesus Christ.

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