True Wisdom

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"

(Philippians 2:9)

There is no name so high as the name of Jesus.  At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow.  People will one day acknowledge the Savior of the world.  You and I should hasten that day by preaching the Word.  You must acknowledge Him as Lord.  Many who are saved continue to be their own lords.  They are saved but they have not accepted the Lordship of Christ.  Daniel was wise but not to contradict or reason with God.  He does not bother to justify himself or complain about others.  Look at what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego said, "Our God whom we server is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace.  But if not, O king, we will not serve thy gods."  The wisdom which God gives makes us humble before God and before men and keeps us always ready to learn.  The qualities that God gives us are those that float us into higher regions.  A man who is humble is higher than the world.  He will rise higher and higher.  Jesus was humble and made himself of no reputation.  He came into the manger that you may go to Heaven.  Jesus came that you may not sink.  He has come with heavenly wisdom and heavenly grace to lift us from sinking.  We must submit ourselves to the counsels of God.  Are we of such wisdom as to make ourselves equal with God?  Are we that wise as to make ourselves equal to other men?  No!  Let big men be big.  Let your aim be the Christ-like nature.  Let us not be wise to become rich, to become great, to become proud.  There is joy in poverty.  But if God gives us riches we must use them for the extension of His Kingdom.