Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen. (Romans 16:25-27)
He Alone Is Wise
Everything has its source and there is nothing that does not have its beginning. Man was created by God as the world was formed by His hand. Nations rise and fall in accordance with the power of the one who rules all things. Nature continues its daily cycle established in the six days of creation directed by the mind of the Lord. Nothing is without cause and purpose as the wisdom of God overshadows all things. Knowledge is pursued and gained through the centuries as man unveils what has already been known. Solomon declared long ago there is nothing new under the sun. Of all the grand accomplishments of the history of man he remains the minor player on the stage of God’s creation because wisdom comes only from God and from Him alone.
There is nothing known that is new. Man discovers what was already established by God. Columbus did not discover America; he merely found a land mass that had been inhabited since the beginning of time. When inquisitive man realized the world was not flat but round, he found a truth that had always been true. One plus one equaled two before Adam was formed. The best man has ever done in his quest for knowledge is to crack open the shell that already contained the walnut. Before God created man He placed in order the world with all its knowledge and power. Man was created last so that he could discover all the things that preceded him. Someone said the Lord created the mosquito before he formed man to remind him of his place in creation. The wisdom of God is before the wisdom of man and He alone is wise.
Sin came into the world because Eve thought she was smarter than God. Satan’s tempting of Eve was to challenge the word of God believing that her wisdom could overrule the command of God. She looked at the fruit and decided that God was wrong. It was not until after she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit did they realize how true God’s word was. The wisdom of God was rejected that day but the fact He alone was wise did not. Satan’s greatest ploy to destroy the hearts of men is to make them believe they alone are wise. Paul declared the gospel as the complete and perfect wisdom of God to save all men through Jesus Christ. The scriptures proclaim to all nations the commandments of the everlasting God as He alone is wise. If any truth is to be known it must come from the mind of the one who created man. The scriptures declare that God made the world and its existence is held together by the word of God. Disbelieving this does not discount the truth. Only the wisdom of God could bring about the salvation of fallen man when sin separated him from his Creator. Where is the wisdom of man in the story of Jesus Christ? Man was so blind to the power of God in the flesh they killed Jesus on a cross. The death of Jesus is the final proof of how weak the wisdom of man is but the cross is the glory of the God who alone is wise.
Of all the achievements of man nothing compares to the vast universe of knowledge contained in the mind of God. In 1969 man did something no one in history would have imagined: man walked on the moon. The irony is that the Lord God walks upon every planet and every star and fills the sun itself with His presence. What is man when he stands next to the Almighty Lord God who alone is wise? And yet this great and wonderful God loved all men to send His Son to die for their sins and make a way that His noble creation could spend eternity with Him. To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.