is further described in the Greek Septuagint as WISDOM THAT LOVES THE WILL OF GOD Dear brethren
Last bulletin we studied the application of critical wisdom, which enables us to analyze any situation and come up with the right decision, making us creative experts in our field.
The Greek word used here in Luke 1:17 is Phronesis. It means practical wisdom an extraordinary mindset. Phronesis.
Phronesis is a supernatural disposition to be in the will of God by doing what He puts in your heart to do. This way what you end up doing, it is already successful because it is not only a God idea but it is done with His practical strategic wisdom.
So above verses can be read as “to turn the disobedient to the extraordinary mindset of the righteous.” The word of God is supposed to give you a mindset – the mindset of a victor, the mindset of one who is more than a conqueror, and the mindset of a successful person. This mindset is such that no matter what happens, God will show you what to do and give you the knowhow and ability to do it. It sets you up for success. This is the kind of mindset Solomon had.
David had wisdom. He was a wise man, but not nearly as his son Solomon. What was the difference between Solomon and David? For one, Solomon specifically asked God for an understanding heart. One that desired to please God and do things right. And God gave him wisdom liberally. The Bible tells us that if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to every man liberally and without reproach and it will be given. (James 1:9)
1 Kings 4:29-31 And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. 30 Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. 31 For he was wiser than all men . . .
What did his wisdom produce?
32 He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. 33 Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. 34 And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon.
What’s more? Think of the extraordinary golden temple he built. What about you and me? The Bible says Jesus Christ is made unto us wisdom. (1 Cor. 1:30) All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid in Christ. And you are complete in Him. (Col. 2:3,10) Brethren, failure is no longer a part of our lives. A greater than Solomon
is in you. You have the wisdom of the just, what could you ever lack?