Friday, September 2, 2011
Art Katz defining wisdom - The unique and particular application of the mind of God to a present or future circumstance for which nothing of your past will have prepared you (and even if something in the past were given of God you cannot make the application because of a similarity- You need what is appropriate now, the present truth as it is in Christ Jesus for this situation. Wisdom is what God Himself gives out of His own mind in the appropriateness that only He can recognize and ive answer for a situation that has not previously come - that cannot be answered by any past experience and needs the present NOW understanding of God to resolve. The issue is not convenience but the Glory of God. Furthermore Art noted in his sermon on "The pursuit of Wisdom" that we are to be seeking wisdom, crying out for it, realizing our desperate NEED of it, that and that alone will put us in the disposition to get it. And when we begin simply "walking" in that wisdom then that disposition will lead to the "character" that one begins to live out, as one is "walking" out the truths of God. So what we are looking to do and see in our children is the disposition to be wanting truth, that is a gift from God, so once again, our prayer is simplified, "Lord choose _____, my child, and give them this gift." God make us aware of our desperate need of You, In Jesus' Name, Amen.