GREG SIMAS

Convergence

Choosing GOD’S WISDOM > Human Wisdom

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This is blog post connects to our Convergence Choosing Challenge on Instagram and Facebook.

The world is looking for solutions. Solutions to this virus? Solutions for re-opening the economy? Solutions to help small businesses? Our world has been turned upside down. We have panic. We have protests. We have massive problems. There is no escaping it.


Taking Responsibility

Yes, God is in control, but we need to be asking Him for His counsel. His wisdom. We have the joy and responsibility as His sons and daughters to approach our Father for Kingdom solutions the world is looking for.

I often feel overwhelmed with the massive amount of ongoing personal and societal upheaval that takes place daily. But as believers, especially for us who know we are Christ’s ekklesia, we must move beyond asking the Lord to comfort us and begin to earnestly pray for His wisdom and counsel to provide Kingdom solutions.

I’m encouraged that our President commissions us to pray for God’s intervention and help. I know there are those in the White House who are believing believers, asking for God’s wisdom and counsel. Let’s join them.


Human Wisdom is Not Enough

Though I value our God-given intellect and capacity to create and provide solutions, it can’t replace seeking the counsel of the Lord. Much of human wisdom, outside of God’s counsel, falls short of the fullness of divine blessing and power. Pride always has an end, and arrogance leads us away from the courts of the Lord.

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 

1 Corinthians 1:20, 25-27 (NIV)

More than ever, our local and government officials need the church. And more than ever, the church needs to draw from God’s wisdom and provide solutions from heaven with love and humility.


What We Can Begin to Do

  • Be walking in the fear of the Lord, it is the beginning of Wisdom. Stay close to His heart.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

Proverbs 9:10
  • Ask God for Wisdom.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

James 1:5
  • Be open to receive a Word(s) of Wisdom from the Holy Spirit.

for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, 

1 Corinthians 12:8

We are the salt of the earth. We are called to legislate and bring Heaven’s wisdom into our world. The Bible says wisdom is better than jewels and better than silver and gold. (Proverbs 8:11; 3:13-14). The revelation found in these verses couldn’t be any more real and relevant than they are right now.

Love the hear your thoughts on this. Just click on the comments button below and add a comment.

Blessings!! — Pastor Greg

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Greg is the Founder and Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer, Husband, Father, Pastor and Writer. He is married to his wife Wendi, and have three amazing children and four grandchildren. Greg lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

2 Comments

  1. Charles Razzell

    Greg, a very good and timely reminder. I wish I could see more contemporary evidence of Godly wisdom in action as it pertains to good governance. The time is right for it to emerge! However, the faith community does itself no favors by wholesale rejection of the findings of medicine and science on the arrogant assumption that uninformed gut instincts routinely outperform rigorous research discipline. On the other hand, good science is NOT sufficient to assure wise governance. A humanistic, godless state is rarely a happy one. Sennacherib’s Threat and Hezekiah’s Prayer in 2 Kings 19:8-19 illustrates the ideal approach, in my opinion. Instead of dismissing the magnitude of the threat or wishing it away with magical thinking, Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the LORD (v. 14). Yes, it is definitely time to get Heaven involved, but without truthfully acknowledging the severity of the threat, we lack standing to bring the case before the Source of all wisdom and power.

    • Greg Simas

      Excellent and well thought out points, Charles. Hezekiah is an excellent example of humbling ourselves before the Lord and praying through. We have to make sure we don’t fall into the trap of paying so much time and attention to what is happening around us (news and social media) that we spend little time REALLY talking to the Lord getting solutions and strategy from heaven. Praise God, that when we don’t have all the facts, He does. Or, for that matter, we (or those trained in their perspective fields) can get insight and revelation from the Lord, that creates breakthrough. Thanks again for sharing!

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