God's Wisdom: Its Delight and Design for Humanity

Proverbs 8:31b
…my delights were with the sons of men.

The wisdom of God is so vast, it was with this wisdom that He created everything that exists; yet wisdom speaks a profound statement when she says, “My delights were with the sons of men.” Think about it; as vast as the universe is, and as wonderful as all other creations are, God’s wisdom delights itself more with the sons of men than any other part of creation. I believe these delights to be two-fold; allow me to explain. The first delight is that of the wonder of the creation of mankind. Even the psalmist said, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” God’s greatest creation is mankind, for there is no other creation where it was said that they were made after the image of God! Though the heavens declare His glory, yet we mirror His very image. What an amazing privilege and responsibility we have to exalt Him before every creature!

This leads to the second delight wisdom has with the sons of men; that of imparting unto us such a measure of God’s wisdom as is needed to fulfill His purpose for our lives. The Lord has pleasure in the prosperity of His servants (see Psalms 35:27). He therefore enables us to prosper with a portion of the same wisdom with which He created the universe! He made us in His image in that He made us to create as well. Even as yesterday’s devotion showed us, all we need to become successful is wisdom from God! With His Word, His wisdom, and His favor, we can create a life for ourselves and those around us that exclaims the beauty and majesty of our Heavenly Father.

I fear that many Christians are more equipped to walk into their destiny than they have the knowledge to understand. It is when God reveals to us the endless possibilities at our disposal through Him that we are able to make real progress for the cause of Christ. Remember that where no vision is, the people perish. Vision only comes when one’s understanding has been enlightened by God’s great wisdom. When we transform our minds through the Word of God to think like Jesus, then and only then will we begin to see clearly the path that is set before us. Let us therefore allow the Holy Spirit to teach us the Word of God in such an impactful way that His great wisdom will flow through our minds, mouths, hands, and feet!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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