“… Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God …”

-I Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV)

“…What do I do now?” I’m sure you’ve asked that question. There’s been a situation in your life, and you’re completely stumped. If you could travel many leagues in search of that wise, grey-bearded hermit you would. And you’d ask him, “What do I do about this?”

But before you even get geared up for your journey to find Gandalf, something else comes up. Pressure on top of pressure is added to you. You had a huge project for Chemistry due when you’re assigned a ten-page essay in English. And you have a part time job to save up money for college (which, by the way, another college is vying for your attention—sent you a letter yesterday). What do you do?

Or maybe your situation is more dire than that, and requires immediate attention—ain’t nobody got time for Gandalf. You need to know what to do, and you need to know quickly. The situation was manageable at first, but it has quickly escalated into emergency status.

Finally, you cry out to the air. “WHAT DO I DO?!”

Well, cry to the air no more. Instead of you waiting for the answer, your Answer is waiting for you… That’s deep.

I’m going to give you something that is so valuable and so effective that you might be able to avoid such situations altogether. But if for whatever reason the situation is inevitable, this tool, if you want to call it that, is still just as effective.

It’s Wisdom.

What is wisdom? Is it just natural knowledge that only comes with age? Is it some good advice that some old guy once said, and it gets passed on through the ages? No. True wisdom is the God-given perspective on a situation. In other words, it’s what you needed in the exact moment that you need it.

Sometimes we are so quick to judge a situation or circumstance that is thrown at us with our natural understanding; our own perspective. Then, when it comes to our natural reaction, we tend to regret the choice we make, wishing we would’ve reacted differently.

Let’s read 1 Corinthians 1:30.

“… Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God …”

If King Solomon, one of the wisest men ever to have lived, sought wisdom over gold, then this question begs to be asked: “What really is more valuable than wisdom?” Wisdom by itself is valuable, but add Jesus to it. Thank God for God! Go back and read our everydayGUIDE: if we stop, ask, and follow, we’ll have our answer.

You can see Jesus walking this out all of the time in the Word. Whether it was a tough choice He had to make, or an easy one, it was always with wisdom. How did He know? Was it because He was God? Jesus said himself that He won’t say anything that His Father doesn’t say. (John 5:30) He stopped, asked, and listened, and made the right choice every time—just like we can!

The thing about wisdom is that it truly does come from experience—and we have experienced Jesus. Jesus is God’s perspective on our circumstances. Our verse says that Jesus has been made wisdom for us. Jesus has experienced a perfect life. He is the wisest man ever to have lived. And you have Him. And He’s got you.

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God speaks to us in His written Word. It is full of stories, analogies, quotes, parables, proverbs, instruction…life! Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:14)! That means that Jesus is in every principle we find in the Word. Read it! There is no other way to get to know the Wisdom that lives inside of you than to spend time with Him. One of the best ways to gain experience is to learn from another’s experience. Today, and everyday, learn from from Jesus’ experience of life—experience Him.

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“Father God, thank You for Jesus, Who is my wisdom! Thank you for Your written Word that is full of wisdom and power; open my eyes to see and ears to hear this priceless gift! Lead me into Your perfect will so that I will become the person you want me to be. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

-Alex Ramos

5FA Intern