The wisdom of Solomon contrasted with the Wisdom of the Spirit.
“Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak god’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which god predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the LORD of glory; but just as it is written,
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that god has prepared for those who love him.”
“For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words,” 1 Corinthians 2:6-13.
We hear often about the “Wisdom of Solomon,” and how this wisdom exceeded all others around him. He was the author of much of the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastics, and he understood many things. And yet, he died before the coming of Christ, and didn’t receive the fullness of the spirit which we now can have.
For Solomon asked for wisdom and God granted this request unto him. And his wisdom surpassed those of all that lived during his lifetime and perhaps hence forward, unto now.
But now we possess the fullness of Christ, as He has given us all things. And yet the great philosophers and thinkers of our age do not understand God’s wisdom, for it is a mystery.
For if those who lived before us had understood it, then they would not have crucified our Lord. For this wisdom is, “Christ within you.”
This wisdom, this mystery which is hidden from many, is revealed unto us through the Spirit. For it is said that “the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.” And we understand that we don’t know what lies within the minds of men, for we cannot read their thoughts, as they are contained within that man or woman.
But, as we are given the mind of Christ now, then we have full access to the mind of Christ. We now have full access to the wisdom of God, and because of this access, that wisdom far surpasses the wisdom of any man, including Solomon.
And we don’t speak with the words taught to us by human wisdom, but that which comes from the Spirit. And those very words that we then use combine the thoughts and words of God himself.
They are then the very words that Christ used in speaking to the Pharisees. They are then the very words that Jesus spoke to Peter telling him that flesh and blood didn’t reveal these things to him, but the Holy Spirit spoke them.
All of the jewels of wisdom that were housed in the very framework of the man of Yeshua, who was and is both God and man, are now given unto us.
For it is not in the books of men and sages of the past, that this wisdom is to found. It is not found in the teachings of Buddha or Krishna, or any other great spiritual leader.
To be sure, one can arrive at a wisdom and learnedness from the teachings of others. To be sure, as one studies about science, or an isosceles triangle, one can become adept at these understandings.
One can become adept at writing through the reading of many books, and studying the usage of words and their meanings. There are indeed, a litany, a whole storehouse of knowledge and skills that one can learn in this lifetime about the world around them. And yet all of this knowledge, and all of this understanding, pales in comparison to the wisdom of knowing the very fount of wisdom.
It is even as the apostle Paul said, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,“ Philippians 3:8.
And yet it is true that when we know Him, then we are given all things. It is also true that,
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him,” James 1:5.
This wisdom then will be given to all those who ask of God. But a mature and deep wisdom develops within the hearts and minds of those who have walked with God during their lifetime.
We hear and we witness the wisdom of those who are advanced in years because they have lived through life’s trials and experiences. And yet some who have lived long years, may not have found access to the spiritual wisdom of the Spirit that is found in Christ alone.
Their wisdom is perhaps filled with pearls of sage advice and warnings, but they had never reached the very origin of that wisdom, for it was found at the very throne of God Himself.
So then, study and read, and learn about many things in the world around you. But know that a hidden wisdom, the mystery of the ages, is to be found within God himself.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?