“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your concerns upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Is there a simpler way to say the above? I feel that it is said in a perfect precision!
I believe that part of being wise – under the meaning of God’s wisdom – is to be humble in life, in relationships, in working places, in family and mostly humbling ourselves in front of the Throne of God, the Throne of grace and mercy.
It is not an easy exercise, as it takes to eliminate our ego, our pride. It is more difficult to practice this quality towards people, yet, it is less challenging in front of God. We know that He understands and appreciates while humans might think that we are weak, ridiculous or that we try to manipulate them.
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is thought as knowledge of facts and data, it is considered as one’s achievements, it is believed as being Mr or Mrs know-how. Wise people are sometimes quiet, watching people and life, speaking once but always saying the right thing, putting priorities according to importance than urgency and so forth.
In God’s world, wisdom is:
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Wisdom starts by running through true activities, as described at the above scripture, including humility as described at 1Peter’s version and all jointly guide to one thing: “you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” That’s the highlight and the true wisdom: the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Not just knowing Him, acknowledging Him but knowing His character, His promises and His instruction, understanding His true nature. There is only one way to do so: by persevering within the relationship along with Him and keep humbling ourselves under His mighty hand.
Believe it or not, the best way to humble ourselves is by casting all our problems to Him as this action shows that we rely on Him, that we acknowledge and trust Him. We are not just proud by believing that we control all! We appreciate that He is the keeper of the Universe and that there are things we can accomplish with His help and support, as well as, that there are concerns that we need to let them go and allow Him to intervene His own way.
All the above said in an accurate way in Proverbs 2:
“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth come knowledge and understand; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk uprightly; he is he guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.”
It is very interesting to notice that wisdom is not obtained in a form of a miracle but while the believer takes action to gain wisdom; as beautifully described… “if you seek her as silver”.
We need to take action to get His wisdom and action should be in a humble way, coming out of our old ways and keep humbling ourselves in front of His throne.
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