Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Heavenly Gifts of Wisdom by Jeffery Scott Wallace

5 of 5 stars  *****

Wisdom is the fear of God, meaning that God, the Creator and only Power, wants all to obey His will in order to be with Him for eternity. Wisdom is the blessing that only comes from God and that guides us in a world where free will offers choices that can lead men and women astray.

This book is full of prayers, poems, and quotes that explain and draw a person closer to God using Wisdom. One quote, by William Cowper, draws the distinction between Knowledge and Wisdom, "Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he know no more."

This reader ponders how Lucifer, the one-time greatest of angels, loses favor with God because of pride, which is associated with Knowledge. It is the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge that God forbids Adam to eat, and it is Adams wrong choice to eat that fruit that condemns him and his offspring to the world where Lucifer (Satan) dwells. It is the will of God that mankind be humble, like Jesus Christ, while existing in the world. It is Wisdom that humbles mankind living in awe of God.

This book points out that it is God's Wisdom that comforts, encourages, and guides those who read His word. God's Holy Spirit dwells within those who receive God's Wisdom. This heavenly gift is surely greater than anything the world has to offer.