CHRIST AS MY WISDOM
“I the Preacher have…applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business…all is vanity and a striving after wind” (Eccl 1:12-14 ESV).
Woe is me who can never hold very long the easy yoke of CHRIST (Matt 11:29-30). I lapse back to my own yoke—incomplete and unable t follow You, FATHER. Using my yoke makes tasks impossible yet over and over I forget that fact.
“Why is it that the Holy Spirit cannot teach us more effectually? No reason but this: the wisdom of man prevents it…” Andrew Murray (ref#272, p59).
“Surrender all your own wisdom…be as a docile learner…Remember that the teaching and guidance come not from without: it is by His life in us that the divine wisdom does His work….” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p54).
“…without…abiding in Christ the knowledge does not really profit, but is often most hurtful. The soul satisfies itself with thoughts which are but the forms and images of truth, without receiving the truth itself in its power….Man seeks the knowledge first, and often, alas! never gets beyond it. God gives us Christ, and in Him hid the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p51).
“…let us be content to possess Christ, to dwell in Him, to make Him our life, and only in a deeper searching into Him,…find the knowledge we desire” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p51).
“We often forget that the Author of our faith must also be the Preserver of it….He who built the world also upholds it….He who made us Christians must maintain us by His Spirit….it is His own work of grace that we ask Him to strengthen…” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Nov 15th PM).
“God has brought you out in conversion; it was God’s own life given you. But you have defiled it with disobedience and unbelief. Give it all up. Give up all your own wisdom and thoughts about God’s work” Andrew Murray (ref#272, p59).