Continuing from Doors of Glory 1…
On the second door was a shield with the words “Knowledge, Wisdom” written on it. Once again I opened the door and the Lord and I went through.
This time there was no nasty surprise waiting for me. Instead the Lord started to teach me.
“Beloved, seek knowledge, but not the knowledge from this world but rather knowledge from Me. I am Wisdom and I reveal all things, yes even the hidden mysteries. The Spirit of wisdom, knowledge and understanding flow from me. Did My Father not give Solomon all wisdom when he asked for it, and did not kings and queens come from across the earth to hear him speak? Did My Father not give Daniel and Joseph divine knowledge and understanding? I am in the Father and the Father is in me (John 14: 10,11) and the Spirit of My Father will reveal all things to you if only you ask. For My Father gives graciously to all those who ask in faith. Therefore, do not seek wisdom from this world, but rather from me, Wisdom Himself.
The Wisdom of God
For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God. For it is written and forever remains written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise [the philosophy of the philosophers], and the cleverness of the clever [who do not know Me] I will nullify. ”Where is the wise man (philosopher)? Where is the scribe (scholar)? Where is the debater (logician, orator) of this age? Has God not exposed the foolishness of this world’s wisdom? For since the world through all its [earthly] wisdom failed to recognize God, God in His wisdom was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached [regarding salvation] to save those who believe [in Christ and welcome Him as Savior]. For Jews demand signs (attesting miracles), and Greeks pursue [worldly] wisdom and philosophy, but we preach Christ crucified, [a message which is] to Jews a stumbling block [that provokes their opposition], and to Gentiles foolishness [just utter nonsense], but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. [This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort].
1 Cor 1: 18-25
And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and strength,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the [reverential and obedient] fear of the Lord—
If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the [Holy] Spirit who is from God, so that we may know and understand the [wonderful] things freely given to us by God. We also speak of these things, not in words taught or supplied by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual thoughts with spiritual words [for those being guided by the Holy Spirit]. 1 Corinthians 2: 12,13
At the end of the time set by the king to bring all the young men in [before him], the commander of the officials presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19 The king spoke with them, and among them all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; so they were [selected and] assigned to stand before the king and enter his personal service. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the [learned] magicians and enchanters (Magi) in his whole realm.
Daniel 1: 18-20