To The Only Wise God

To the only wise God, our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever

– Jude 25

We are reminded that God is the only wise God. There is no other source of true wisdom to be found anywhere in the universe: “in [Christ] are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3). There are literally millions of false teachers and philosophies that claim to have the answers for life, but God alone gives truly wise counsel, in his Word.

 

God is only wise. Not only does he share wisdom with us in his Word, every word he speaks is wisdom. It is not a mixture of good and bad answers, right and wrong philosophies, wise and foolish solutions. God is only wise; there is no foolishness or failure in him or in any word he speaks to us.

God devised a plan where it is impossible for man to contribute to his salvation. The only one who can save us is Jesus Christ. If man can contribute to the plan, then the plan is only as strong as the contributor. Sinful man cannot make a perfect plan of salvation.  God is our Savior. The very Judge whose righteousness would certainly condemn our sinfulness is the one who also provided a way of salvation for us! Before we had ever sinned, before we were even born, God had planned a perfect way of salvation for us.

Verse 24 reminds us that God’s salvation includes the here-and-now preservation from faithlessness and utter failure: God keeps “you from falling” and presents you “faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”

Who else but an all-wise, saving, and loving God would we wish to hold the reigns of the universe? To him, indeed, be all glory and majesty and power and authority, both right now and forever. Starting with you and your life.

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