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The Wisdom of God

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February 24, 2021 7:00 am

The Wisdom of God

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February 24, 2021 7:00 am

The Bible says that God is eager to give his people wisdom. So, why do so few of us take him up on that offer? In this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans will talk about how God can help us leverage the knowledge we’ve gained and make better decisions.

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Many people making making Dr. Tony Evans is when we actually on worldly knowledge. We missed the best course of action from below. Keep your tongue wisdom from above to operate celebrating faithfulness. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans father speaker, senior pastor of Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the Trinity. These days you can access all sorts of knowledge. A quick web search. Dr. Evan says wisdom is knowing what to do with that knowledge and true wisdom doesn't come from an Internet download. It happens when you listen to and connect with God.

Let's join him as he explains what God was talking about his unique ability to so relate his attributes that he accomplishes his predetermined purposes by the best means possible. In Romans chapter 11 verse 33, 36 we read all the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God, how unsearchable are his judgments and on about his ways for who has known the mind of the Lord all who became his counselor who was first given to him that it might be paid back to him again for from him and threw him into him are all things to him be the glory forever. Amen.

He says in verse 33 that the riches of God are unsearchable his judgments unfathomable. You can Google it, our lives are filled with decisions. Our problem with our decisions is limited scope of site and knowledge.

We can only know what we know and we only can see what we see. We don't know what might happen tomorrow and we don't know all the details even of what happened yesterday. One of the greatest needs in life is the need for wisdom. Romans 1627 says that he is the only wise God, and I like what Daniel chapter 2 says about the wisdom of God.

Daniel chapter 2 read that passage because it highlights this concept of wisdom Daniel chapter 2 beginning with verse 19 says then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in the night vision. Then Daniel bless the God of heaven.

Daniel said let the name of God. Be blessed forever and ever for wisdom and power belong to him.

It is he who changes the times of the Epoque he removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding Israel reveals the profound and hidden pain. He knows what is in the darkness and the light dwells within you, O God of my fathers. I give thanks and praise for you have given me wisdom and power. Even now you have made known to me what we requested of you, for you have made known to us the kings men here you see all the time. He uses wisdom because of how why he believes God to be, he goes to God for God to reveal to him what he needs to know for the decisions he needs to make a great condemnation of the Bible is when we lean to our own understanding. When we try to figure out decisions out independently of God we choose our wisdom over his wisdom. One of the leading passages on God's wisdom is Job 28 Joe chapter 28 the goes all the way down verse 20 able to read a few of the verses. Verse 12 six but where can wisdom be found and where is the place of understanding. Man does not know its value, nor is it found in the land of the okay see that wisdom is not found in the land of the you'll get wise just because you be able let's go up to verse 20 where then does wisdom come from and where is the place of understanding.

It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the sky Avedon and death say without fear. As we have heard a report of it know it exists. Verse 23 of the key. God understands its way with Loki and he knows its place.

For he looks to the inns of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. The imparted weight to the women meted out the borders of measure when he set a limit for the rain and of course for fundable, they decided declared it, he established it and also searched it out and demand. He said, behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom to depart from evil is understanding.

He said, taking God seriously opens you up to the door was taking God seriously, the fear of God is beginning of wisdom will open you up to a noble world of decision-making. The world will open up like it's never opened up before because God can now feel free to depart his wisdom to our lack of wisdom.

I'm sure many of us would say if we knew then what we know now I wouldn't of done that about him I would've gone a different direction to take a different job on the move to a different location. I certainly would've married a different person.

I mean really, I had wisdom bag. But I limitations of knowledge Re: motion are shortsightedness, happier inhibitors being made best possible decision. The benefit of talking to wise person is that you get the insight of their experience and the knowledge because age is given them certain experiences and knowledge the child doesn't have sufficient wisdom of their parent could never live long enough experience long enough so you go to Hugh would be to learn wisdom and their floor to why not get it from the person who can never give false data or insufficient information when you see people play chess or even checkers to be able to know what the other person is doing what they might do what they could do.

Thinking them and ended. You can be God, a check is a chance's knowledge base is wisdom, his ability to relate things. That's why Romans 828 is so powerful all things work together, work together. He's his inner peace interconnecting such things and people and times and circumstances because of its wisdom because we don't see everything he sees.

It will demand faith to walk and was is Whittlesey Whittlesey will only see what we see. We only know what we know. This is why this passage in James chapter 3 is so important related to the subject was James chapter 3, James lays it out for us. Very simply, verse 13. Who among you is wise and understanding let him show by his good behavior and his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom so if you think you all had a bag of chips you think you are wise in your own site wise person who says don't just talk it, show it, but if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart. Do not be arrogant and so law against the true. This wisdom is not that which comes from about God but is earthly, natural and demonic. Please notice something he says that wisdom that doesn't come from God that is above has three things is earthly is only tied to the five senses is natural. It would be the natural thing to do, and that it also demonic.

So if you hear your natural manual demonic other words, if you are not only operating on the earthly of the five senses. We can see testing snow here. If we only operating on the five senses doing demons have access to because you're not getting information from about so many people hello to them are being influenced by demons thinking that they're making earthly decision when actually making a demon influence decision because it did not come from that's deep. He says what what you know about earthly wisdom, the demonic earthly natural wisdom is that it provides. It produces conflict. Verse 40 bitter jealousy, selfish ambition produces inner conflict and external conflict because wisdom is absent conversely but the wisdom from above.

Verse 17 is first pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy of the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. So the wisdom from below will keep you in conflict, the wisdom from above will let you operated Pete's. Dr. Evans will impact that idea when he continues her message on the wisdom of God in just a moment. Stay with us there so many ways God is demonstrated his faithfulness to me into this ministry over these 40 years, and there were times when we just weren't sure we were going to make it. We got down to our last paycheck.

After that there was no money to pay anyone.

I remember a Starbucks special prayer time and asking God to intervene and then out of nowhere a donors heart was touching the grocer noticing God placed it on my heart to send you this gift and was able to sustain us until we were able to rebuild so I am not a doubter about the greatness of God's faithfulness and I'm certainly grateful for all the friends he's given us who been faithful to him. Very grateful for 40 years, seen his kind hand faith. This radio program produced television ministry work with pastors and congregations all around the world.

None of it would be possible without the faithful contributions of people like you and that's why want to let you know about a special package we put together is her way of saying thank you. You make a donation to keep this ministry going. It starts with Tony's newest book prayers for knowing God in times of crisis and change knowing God is the only path to heart deep stability and peace and you will better grasp his love, character and strength as you embrace and converse with God through these 50 topical prayers, along with the book will also send you on CD and digital download all 12 full-length messages in Tony's current series God's heart revealed a compilation that will help you explore more deeply who God is and how he wants to work in and through your life. This special package is only available for a few more days. So don't miss out.

Visit Tony today to make your contribution and request or call us at 1-800-800-3222 were one of our friendly resource team members is ready to assist all have her contact information for you again after part two of today's message and this apprentice Dr. Tony Evans says Christians have a habit of under using overlooking our most valuable spiritual resource to our in-depth course on kingdom. Prayer at the Tony Evans training center you'll discover how God is why in the world to work like prayer experience for yourself how it connects heaven with her and time with eternity will not only gain a new understanding and appreciation for prayer you'll actually pray in transforming ways never experienced before. The course is intense to work through it at your own pace and get all the help you need online for and of course there's custom content from Tony not available warehouse connect with the Tony Evans training center and Tony It's like having a seminary on your smart phone or other device. Start today Tony Evans or one of the great ways that God confirms our decision-making choices is the PC gives Proverbs 21 verse 30. There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the Lord other words, no matter how brilliant you are.

You will not outthink God Bible as a whole book of wisdom.

It's the book of Proverbs.

It's worth just looking at that book. It's is designed to give you wisdom will show you when you've not been wise subject, friendships, money, and sex marriage friends and I got all these subjects. Throughout the book about the why is way to approach the situation talks about get rich quick play the lottery talks about a topic that only subjects that Lisa goes back to because his father talking to his son used to visit my son, my son, my son about the wise way because in wisdom God interrelates his attributes. He interconnects think that's what you saw some of the verses wisdom is connected with his power. Look at James again. Chapter 1 the context of James.

What is you going to a trial going through a difficult time. He says first to consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance, and endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, that no back and it will be given to him but he must ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind for that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord we say a word about doubting there's two kinds of doubting. There is emotional doubting where you have question marks that you don't want, but your emotions keep bringing them back to you don't want to doubt but you are doubtful you feeling the doubt. Okay that's emotional doubting that's not the doubting that he's talking about.

He's talking about the kind of doubting verse six for one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed about by way so he's talking about a doubt where you moving back-and-forth on your decision not where you feeling something in your emotions.

Sometimes you can control that sometime in the doubt, the thought of Delta sleep since the remember when we talk to Christians when we talk about favorite, acting like I told the truth so you not you, not moving back in your decision regardless of the feelings you moving in faith in your decision and that you not being blown in movement that's movement. Sometimes people get frustrated because they have the feeling of doubt, but they have the decisions or actions affect what got the actions of faith that sufficient even if you're struggling with the feeling of doubt. When you have the feeling of W simply say like the man said, help my unbelief. Help help the feeling go away. But shoulder I'm serious.

You will see me moving in faith because I want to show what God doesn't want to do is share his wisdom with somebody who still decide whether they will do it because he says let not that man think he will receive anything from the Lord. I was God.

Michael wishes information, but I have seen the way God connects people he could. Next time, things that happen at the precise time how he reverses things how he protects you from things that you will go on toward any blocks it you met him because he blocked it and you find out. Thanks for blocking it all is part of this unfathomable implement supernatural? The challenge I want to give you the us is to be very intentional about seeking God's wisdom, one in prayer.

Ask God to show you the way you should go then appeal to his word and ask him to reveal something from his word. That will give you insight into way to go. Give them the freedom to use any vehicle he wants to make sure you are still consistent with the word did not disobey the word you're seeking him, and let them know you willing to walk in faith, whatever he reveals because God will never be more real to you than what shows up in the choice, particularly when he shows up in an Orthodox way department said before, but you know I only reason I'm in Dallas is because man stopped me and asked question.

Have you ever thought about going to Dallas my eye. I have my own plans good plans decent plans, but is not what God wanted me passing comment. The things that followed it changed the whole direction in life.

This of other stores. I'll tell you what the appropriate time things it I've seen.

We seem the wisdom of God. You can't outthink but you will see the mind of Christ for the mind of God if he got a debate with friends, Dr. Tony Evans will come back in a moment with a quick story from his childhood as he wraps up today's message on the wisdom of God before he returns.

I wanted to remind you that you can get all 12 messages from Tony's current series God's heart revealed as well as his just-released book prayers for knowing God they're part of a package of resources that can help you connect with God more deeply than ever before, and they're all yours is our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help us keep Tony's teaching on the station.

Drop by Tony to make the arrangements before time runs out. That's Tony or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by around-the-clock to help you. Some people see God's glory in nature. Others see it when something supernatural happens.

Dr. Evans says God's glory can be found in everyday places tomorrow will teach us how we play a significant part in revealing God's glory to others. Right now though he's back to wrap up today's message with the story. We had to skyrocketing the lineup people. Earl was older than the rest of us and he was the like. The philosophy of the love we we just thought kids would gather around to hear his pearls of wisdom from his desk just we would Earl was the man he was the was the main one, came home and I don't know what issue was plastered about five bad girls but Earl my father stop me. I couldn't get to the word pass said he said judicially criticism Earl don't run this house. We were so enthralled with girl that I was letting his words override the phone.

We let our words or human words override the father missed the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans is brought to you by the urban alternative celebrating 40 years of faithfulness, thanks to the generous contributions of listeners like you

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