Read Romans 11:30-36
“O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (v. 33).
​During the nineties, we had a gentleman who attended the church we pastored that became one of our best friends. We had many conversations about a variety of subjects, but especially about the Bible and religious things. I remember the time we were discussing what is commonly referred to as the Lord’s Prayer and he brought up the part that says, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” He thought the “in earth” meant “in us”, as we are earth. I marveled at his wisdom because he had only attended school through the third grade. I could only conclude that God had imparted to him a part of His wisdom.
​Our text talks about “the depths of the riches of the wisdom … of God.” “The depths” indicates something more than usual; something that surpasses what we expect. That is exactly how it is with the wisdom of God.​ Then it talks about “the riches of the wisdom of God.” The “riches of the wisdom of God” is more than gold or monetary things. It is the joy, peace and contentment that come from understanding the wisdom of God. We can obtain great knowledge through formal education or life experiences, but true wisdom comes only from God. (Larry DeOrnellis)

In our day of great knowledge, we need to understand that wisdom comes not from knowledge but from God.

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