“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

06/11/2022 – Evening Service: But where can wisdom be found?

Bible Readings:

Genesis 3:1 – 7, 4:16 – 5:32

1 Corinthians 1:10 – 2:8

Sermon Outline:

In autonomous reason or under revelational authority?

In the line of Cain or in the line of Seith?

In Israel or in the surrounding nations?

In Solomon or in the wise men of the ancient near east?

In foretaste or in fulfilment?

In the wisdom of God or in the wisdom of the world?

In Christ or in the traditions of men?

Some Scripture passages on wisom

Proverbs 3:19 (NKJV)

19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding He established the heavens;

Deuteronomy 4:5–6 (NKJV)

5 “Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. 6 Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’

Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV)

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NKJV)

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God and keep His commandments,

For this is man’s all.

Job 28:28 (NKJV)

28 And to man He said,

‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,

And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”

Isaiah 11:1–2 (NKJV)

1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,

And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.

2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him,

The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The Spirit of counsel and might,

The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Luke 10:21 (NKJV)

21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.

Luke 11:31 (NKJV)

31 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.

1 Corinthians 1:24 (NKJV)

24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV)

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—

Colossians 2:2–3 (NKJV)

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:8 (NKJV)

8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.