For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
When you believe the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, I seal you in Christ with the Holy Spirit as a pledge of your inheritance. Ephesians 1:13. And your inheritance is beautiful.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:5-6.
You are also My special treasure to be with Me forever. It is My doing that you are in Christ Jesus, for I was in Him reconciling you to Myself and not accounting your sins to you but to Him, and He has become to you wisdom from Me, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30.
Thus, our Eucharistic journey of remembrance will lead you into divine wisdom, knowledge and understating for in Jesus are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. You cannot know and walk with Him and not gain wisdom. As often as you partake in His body and blood you are taking a journey into wisdom, knowledge and understanding. For you will find all this and more in Him for He is My Word in bodily form.
Wisdom is the principal thing, so get wisdom and in getting wisdom get understanding. Why? Because without wisdom, you will go astray along your path of life.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10.
There is a way that seems right to a man but that ends in death. Do not lean on your own understanding but lean on Me. If you call to Me, I answer you and tell you great a mighty things you could not know. It is My Word that gives you wisdom and understanding, and Jesus is My Word.
After Jesus ascended to return to Me to take His seat on the throne of the Son of Man at My right hand, the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet overjoyed at the amazing things they had seen that Jesus had prepared them for over the course of forty days. They were eager to experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit that He had told them to wait for and then go forth as His witnesses. They understood it would give them the kind of power that had filled Jesus to go about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, not only going to the lost sheep of the House of Israel, but to the whole world.
These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: “Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. Matthew 10:5-8.
But now they were to go to Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria, and to the ends of the earth and gather all the lost sheep in to the household of faith.
When they had entered the city from Mt. Olivet, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. United in expectation, faith and love they were of one mind, continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
This was not a small group. Jesus did not just have twelve disciples that followed Him in truth and love. He had others as well that had been with Him since John the Baptist pointed Him out as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world at the Jordan River when he baptized Him. And there was a group of devoted women that followed wherever He and the twelve went to minister to them and use their own means to fund the preaching of the Gospel.
Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means. Luke 8:1-3.
There is a great honor and privilege to be part of a ministry of salvation. These women, who became part of the body of Christ, were credited with all the works of Jesus as if they had done them by their position in the body. Fund the works of the ministry for in so doing you are enabling anointed members of the body of Christ to do the great works that are accredited to all members of the body. You want to encourage, edify, exhort, and support the members of the body for all members join in the honor and gain. For a body cannot be separated and thrive. You all share the glory of the head and each member jointly and severally. When you invest in others in the household of faith you are benefiting from every good work they do as if it were part of you for it is. The good works of one does not detract from another but builds the other up as well.
You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5.
After seeing Jesus go up, they sought My guidance. While He had been with them, He set their day’s agenda and led them wherever I wanted them to go. They totally relied on Him for direction and protection. But now they had to learn to be guided by their newly born spirits by the inner witness. So at this time, Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons were there together), and said,
“Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry. For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his homestead be made desolate, and let no one dwell in it’; and, ‘Let another man take his office.’ Therefore it is necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us— beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” Acts 1:16-22.
Peter knew where to turn for guidance. Scripture. My Word as expressed by holy men and women of old. And please notice how Peter spoke of Scripture, and you know that he learned this from Jesus, “Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas.” He would later write for your edification by My Spirit upon him,
But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21.
Wisdom comes from Me and it comes through My Word for I am My Word and My Word became flesh in Jesus. And that is one of the many reasons I tell you to keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith, for faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word. “This is My Beloved Son, listen to Him!”
Just like I told Joshua to keep My Word in his mouth, before his eyes, and in his heart day and night so that he would make his way prosperous and successful. And Moses told all the people that as well, to by happy and prosperous, having days of Heaven on earth, they had to choose to listen to and obey My Words. And even to write them on their doorposts, their wrists, their hands, and hang them before their eyes.
“See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. So keep and do them, for that 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.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? Deuteronomy 4:5-7.
So they put forward two men, Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus), and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two You have chosen to occupy this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
Never leave your ministry assignment to go to your own place apart from Me, for you all as members of the body of Christ have a ministry assignment of serving and blessings others in some way. You each have a special gift that is for the joy of you and of all. Your happy life.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11.
If you ask Me for wisdom, I will give it to you generously without reproach. All your sins are gone in Jesus and wisdom is yours in Him. I have blessed you in Him already with every spiritual gift in Heaven, and wisdom is a gift from Me. I am speaking of divine wisdom, not worldly wisdom. There is a great difference between wisdom from above, from on High, for that is of the Holy Spirit and power, and worldly wisdom is from below, which is of the devil, and is cunning and self-centered seeking personal gain at the expense of others. People often get divine wisdom and worldly wisdom confused, the same with divine love and human, fleshly love, they may have some characteristics the same, but they are vastly different in the continuity and the benefits produced. Both worldly wisdom and fleshly love can harm and degrade whereas divine wisdom and divine love only lift up and honor.
Since you are precious in My sight, you are honored and I love you. Isaiah 43:4.
Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do at the right time. And understanding is performing it so it is established. Knowledge is knowing how to do it skillfully with excellence.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship, to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones or settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all kinds of craftsmanship. Exodus 32:1-5.
And so My tabernacle, My dwelling place, was planned, constructed, and furnished with beautiful things. And do you see? The wisdom, the understanding, the knowledge all came from being filled with My Spirit. My Word is Spirit-breathed. And My Words breath into you and go to work to accomplish all they contain if you will open your heart to them.
All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
People who walk with Me in love, whose joy is being close to Me, who love My Word and all the treasure they find therein, who seek My face constantly to hear from Me, walk in wisdom, understanding, and knowledge that I freely give to them, but I will share with you a secret, the happiest people are those who know that I love them and that I will always guide them, answer them, and give them wisdom as soon as they ask Me. Are you one of these happiest of people? You can be. Just lean on Me at all times and not just on your own understanding. Enjoy Me and you will enjoy your life. Know and believe in the love I have for you, in the good will I extend to you in Jesus, and of the beautiful plans I have for you and you will have days of Heaven on earth.
I love you. Let Me be your joy. You are Mine.
This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. Psalm 56:9-11.