God’s Word Is Accessible

The Wednesday feature of the Worldly Saints blog is a Scriptural meditation whereby I take a verse or passage I have been pondering lately and seek to edify my readers with it’s promises, encouragements, warnings, rebukes, etc.

Have you ever considered the grace that God’s wisdom is readily available to you and I? Paul wrote in I Corinthians 2:6-7, “Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.”

Paul says, “For us Christians, wisdom is imparted; it is given.” It is consistently given and delivered. And the only explanation for how God’s wisdom is given over and over is that it is the Word of God. God’s wisdom is available.

It cannot and does not come from those “rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away” (vs. 6). In other words, those who are part of this evil world system cannot make God’s wisdom available because their nature is temporary. They are “doomed.” It has to come from One who will not pass away – God Himself.

Paul says, “We bring wisdom from God that is available to us. It is not hidden or secret in that it cannot be found, but it is secret in that God reveals it at His chosen time.” In another letter to the Corinthians, Paul says, “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (II Cor 4:4). God doesn’t give it only to the super-spiritual. He gives it and makes it available to all who know Him.

This is the way God intended it to be. He “decreed” it to be this way “before the ages.” R.C.H. Lenski, a commentator of I Corinthians, explains, “Before man was formed, before the first phosphor light of his little wisdom began to low, God’s wisdom was complete, God’s decision was fixed as to the object and as to the result of that wisdom.”[1] This is God’s plan to make His wisdom available.

I want you to think how gracious this is of God for His wisdom to be accessible to you and I. When we talk of the Bible’s availability, we aren’t talking about technologies like the printing press that makes it accessible to the masses or the internet that makes it quick to access, we are talking about the reality that it is not closed off to you and I. It is as simple, as opening it, reading it and praying for it – then God’s wisdom comes to us.God’s wisdom can be obtained. This is a grace of God. R.C. Sproul asks, “What kind of God would reveal his love and redemption in terms so technical and concepts so profound that only an elite corps of professional scholars could understand them?”[2] Answer: He didn’t. He didn’t complicate the truth of His wisdom; He made it accessible.

[1] 1-2 Corinthians, pg. 98

[2] Source unknown


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