Meaning? Results! This CHANGES things!
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, Who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
No Man has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with The Father, has made Him known.
Kinda gets you wondering: Moses spoke with God face to face:
“Moses’ position of favor with God is evident in the fact that “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend” (Exodus 33:11).
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And He said, thou canst not see my face: for there shall no Man see me, and live.
And God’s Essence passed Moses by whilst he was covered by The Hand of God.
Why do we share these? Wisdom. From where?
“It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”
Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River.
In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass.
Then he saw seven more cows come up behind them from the Nile, but these were scrawny and thin. These cows stood beside the fat cows on the riverbank.
Then the scrawny, thin cows ate the seven healthy, fat cows! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.
But he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain, plump and beautiful, growing on a single stalk.
Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were shriveled and withered by the east wind.
And these thin heads swallowed up the seven plump, well-formed heads! Then Pharaoh woke up again and realized it was a dream.
The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant.
Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh.
“Some time ago, you were angry with the chief baker and me, and you imprisoned us in the palace of the captain of the guard.
One night the chief baker and I each had a dream, and each dream had its own meaning.
There was a young Hebrew man with us in the prison who was a slave of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he told us what each of our dreams meant.
And everything happened just as he had predicted. I was restored to my position as cup-bearer, and the chief baker was executed and impaled on a pole.”
Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison. After he shaved and changed his clothes, he went in and stood before Pharaoh.
Sistren/Brethren, I could go on, but I wish to point something HUGE out. Though Joseph was sent for by the Ruler, he was in NO condition to be brought in his presence.
What condition are you in at this point? Wait on The Lord in faith and you will be lifted up and out Amen.
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings and my comings!
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth (believing and accepting that The Lord is Lord!) and even for evermore.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
There are countless example of interpretations . Finding meaning where “reason could not be sought.”
True wisdom comes from He Who in His Wisdom created all we see and that which we cannot and do not!
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“Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the wall, near the lampstand in the royal palace. The king watched the hand as it wrote. His face turned pale and he was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees were knocking.
The king summoned the enchanters,astrologers and diviners. Then he said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck, and he will be made the thirdhighest ruler in the kingdom.”
Then all the king’s wise men came in, but they could not read the writing or tell the king what it meant. So King Belshazzar became even more terrified and his face grew more pale. His nobles were baffled.”
Wise men these?
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.”
So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, “Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah? I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it. Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”
Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means.
“Your Majesty, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled. But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory. He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.
“But you, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
“This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin
“Here is what these words mean:
Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.
That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, 31 and Darius the Medetook over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
There is an example of when wise men could not interpreted or decipher. Yet simple shepherds were told what had occured.
Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:
“A voice was heard in Ramah,
weeping and loud lamentation,
Rachel weeping for her children;
she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”
The wise men (men of learning and knowledge – with wisdom governed by Man.) Were at many times lacking in understanding.
A morsel for your palette, not ‘wise’ but willing to die!
The story of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego from the Bible book of Daniel 6 tells us of three Jewish boys who refused to bow down to the King of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzer.
The three men grew wise and respected as high appointed officials in Babylon. Other Babylonian officials who were jealous of the Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego were able to get King Nebuchadnezzer to command that all people bow down to a golden statue. When the three men refused to bow down and worship the idol and god of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar had them thrown into the fiery furnace which was heated seven times hotter than normal. Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego had faith that God would save them. When King Nebuchadnezzer looked into the fire he saw four men walking around in the furnace unharmed – Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego, and the Son of God. King Nebuchadnezzer brought the young men out of the flames, promoted them to a higher office and decreed that the God of Israel be worshipped.
Read the below Bible verses from the full story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego and use the related articles, videos, and audio to understand how we can have a faith that makes us brave!
Where did they come from? Why mentioned?
And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king’s palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
We continue and much becomes clear:
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make meendanger my head to the king. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom andunderstanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
Meaning is found in wisdom and Wisdom grants understanding, Amen
Wisdom of God – The wisdom of His Word
The wisdom of God has been evident since our beginning—in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had free reign of the Garden and everything they would ever need was provided. But the tree in the middle of the Garden was the only thing forbidden. God warned Adam and Eve against eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They disregarded God’s words. Had they listened to Him and not succumbed to temptation by the serpent, they would never have known evil. This was the fall, the failing, of mankind passed onto every generation.
We wonder about all the suffering in life, why bad things happen, and the evil in the world; but because of Adam’s and Eve’s sin of disobedience in the Garden, we are all subject to those things. You might view it as an inheritance left by our ancestors. There has not been a person since who has not sinned against God—it’s genetic.
Wisdom of God – His wisdom at work
The wisdom of God is demonstrated again in Genesis 6 with the story of Noah. Verses 5-8 say, “God saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, ‘I will wipe mankind whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals’…but Noah found favor in the eyes of God.” Only Noah and his family were saved when God sent the flood. It was by God’s wisdom the earth was replenished with a righteous generation.
Paul writes in Ephesians 3 about the mystery of the Gospel to the Gentiles. Speaking of God he says in verse 10, “His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Wisdom of God – Having the Wisdom of God
Can mankind be given the wisdom of God? There are many verses revealing that God does indeed gift us with His wisdom. None is perhaps as well known for wisdom as King Solomon. “God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore” (1 Kings 4:29). Other examples are found in 1 Kings 5:12; 10:24; Exodus 31:3 (Moses); Deuteronomy 34:9 (Joshua) and Ephesians 1:17 (Paul’s prayer in Ephesus).
After discussing life’s trials, James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Without wisdom, life can be thorny. Our human wisdom can lead us into more trouble, life can seem very unfair. If life contained perfect justice, every one of us would suffer eternally for every shortcoming in our imperfect lives. It is better than fair that a righteous Savior bridges the gap between imperfect man and a perfect God with infinite wisdom. Seeking the wisdom of God is the answer to each and every individual. If we can turn our heart to Him and allow His Word to guide us, we will live a life totally embraced with God’s love and wisdom.