From creation to the cross, God’s wisdom is exhibited for all to see, leaving us without excuse. At the root of God sending Jesus to die on the cross is God’s wisdom. Easter points to the wisdom of God, contrasting it with the wisdom of the world.
“We preach Christ crucified … Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is our righteousness, holiness and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:23-24, 30). … Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).
Since Easter Points to the Wisdom of God, What Can We Learn about His Wisdom?
- Easter teaches us that wisdom involves preparation. Beginning at the fall of man in Genesis 3 we see God laying the groundwork for his plan of redemption through Jesus.
- Easter reminds us that God not only uses wisdom in the preparation stages but also throughout the process. Redemption is not just the end result of God’s wisdom but is enveloped in His wisdom from start to finish. When God does something, He does it right. “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Eph. 1:7-8).
- Easter shows God’s wisdom in getting to the root of man’s problem and addressing that problem with the best solution. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
- Easter let’s us know that wisdom is needed in the application of grace. In redemption, the riches of God’s grace are “lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding” (Eph. 1:8).
Yes, let’s think about wisdom at Easter. This same wisdom of God that brings us salvation is available to us in our everyday living if we will just take the time to learn from Him. Here are some resources about walking in His wisdom:
- Who Doesn’t Need Wisdom?
- Wisdom’s Foundation Contrasted
- Walk the Walk in Wisdom Devotional
- Wisdom for Everyday Living Curriculum
Easter points to the wisdom of God, giving us cause to worship Him. Romans 11 lets us know that the rejection of Jesus by the Jews of His day opened the door for the Gentiles to “receive mercy as a result of their disobedience.” What seemed like a closed door actually opened the door for His mercy to extend to even more people. Then begins the doxology: “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” (Rom. 11:33)
Remember, if it wasn’t for the unsearchable wisdom of God, there wouldn’t even be an Easter.
We certainly do have a wise God who deserves our praise and worship. Yet, as you can see in the Our Great God from A to Z Discipleship Tool Download, He is so, so much more. That resource provides five different renderings about who God is and what He does for us.