And they that be wise: The wisdom of God
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
Who are the wise?
They are those that have no sin in their lives. They have forsaken their sins and are living in God’s righteousness day by day, receiving grace and exercising self denial over temptations and a life of conformity to the world. This people shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and by their uprightness, they shall turn many to righteousness.
How do I know that the wise are those that have no sin in them but walk in God’s righteousness? Christ said so.
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:”
Today, there seem to be many wise men in our world whose house is not built upon the rock, The Solid Rock, but upon the earth. There seem to be many self righteous, but whose righteousness cometh not from above. The word of God is our wisdom and Christ has given it to us. We would however find this wisdom in him only when we see beyond the letters of his words. “For the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life”. Because the wisdom of God is not the wisdom of this world, it is counted foolish to them that perisheth and because men know not how to have the righteousness of God in themselves, they go about establishing their own self righteousness. True righteousness is from God and he count them clean to whom he has given it.
“Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” – Psalm 32:2
Nothing can match the Bible for showing you the mind of God. The more of Him you seek to know through His Word, the more wisdom will mark your life. Part of this wisdom is his provision for your salvation, and you start living when you respond to that divine providence of God.
Wise living starts with fearing the Lord. “For the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Only repentance and confession of our sins brings God’s righteousness down to man through his grace, and when he gift this to us, we make more people righteous the more righteousness we have in our self.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.” — Psalm 19:7-11