The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God in Salvation

The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God in Salvation

God’s ways are far higher than our ways. But God’s plans are much higher, loftier than that. His plans are made in his perfect character—both wisely and graciously. It would go against his character to make a plan that was anything less than perfect.

Romans 11 is a proclamation of this. As Paul discusses Israel’s rejection of the gospel and how the Gentiles fit into God’s redemptive plan, we are shown God’s glorious sovereignty and wisdom in the story of redemption.

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The Hard Work of Being Wise

The Hard Work of Being Wise

Suddenly, one-by-one, the people stop what they are doing and begin to look up. You turn and look up to the highest place of the town. On one side, a group of fair young women are calling out harmoniously. On the other, a woman dressed in scarlet cloth and revealing attire sits beckoning to the crowd.

Both sides are calling out, so it is a bit difficult to decipher what is being said, so you turn to the young women to focus in what they are saying.

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Guarding Our Lives With Wisdom

Guarding Our Lives With Wisdom

Proverbs 4 may sound a bit like that when you first read it. The father (Solomon) repeatedly tells his son to be attentive, to accept, to listen to, to remember, and to keep wisdom. But there’s a reason for this continual emphasis. Though we may reply, “I know, I know,” we still forget and still turn away from wisdom when foolishness appears better. We need to be reminded of why this pursuit of wisdom is so important, and we need to be encouraged to keep chasing after wisdom because we will never fully attain it.

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