Knowing God – Chapter 10

This chapter focuses on the greatness of the wisdom of God in comparison to the foolishness that we regard as wisdom in the world. No matter how wise we are, we are far beneath the grand wisdom that God possesses. Packer points out that true wisdom is achieved through understanding that God is always wise and we are always dependent on Him. We were never meant to fully comprehend the depths of God’s wisdom as we are His creatures made to exist in relation to our Creator. This makes me think of 1 Corinthians in which the apostle Paul wrote that “God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.” (1:21). We may try to save ourselves in our own power and wisdom but we are reminded that “the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” (1:25). Instead, Christ through His death on the cross has become the true Wisdom by which we have righteousness, holiness, and redemption. What comfort and joy we have because of the vastness of God’s wisdom!

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