You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
13 With him is wisdom [chokmah] and strength [gabuwrah], he
hath counsel [`etsah] and understanding [tabuwn]. KJV-Interlinear
13 'With Him are wisdom and
might; To Him belong counsel and understanding. NASB
With God is wisdom, power, counsel and
understanding. But more than just being
his possession, He is those things.
Might is the power, the mastery, the unlimited depth
of force with which to accomplish anything, anytime, anywhere.
Counsel is the perfect ability through perfect
prudence, to advise, guide, direct, recommend, advocate, even warn or
God possesses all of the facts of history, past,
present, and future. There is nothing
that He does not know. God cannot be
caught unaware. God cannot be caught by
surprise. God cannot be caught off
What you already know, but we are going to reinforce
in our thoughts, is that God controls history.
God controls everything that occurs.
He controls by means of three things, which we have already studied -
direct control (His essence), indirect control (principles of establishment),
and permissive control (human volition).
In eternity past, God laid out a perfect plan for all
of history. He looked down through the
corridors of time and saw every possible thought, decision, and action by men
and angels. God saw every possible
configuration of history, placing everyone in various settings. God saw all of this, and then He decided on
the best historical course for each and every person. That plan became the Divine Decrees, which it
is known as in Christianity.
God saw your entire life, and He has already seen your
every move in history. God knows you
better than you know yourself. God made
provisions for every aspect of your life.
Jobs contrast here is mans wisdom verses Gods
wisdom. Man has to learn as he advances
through life. And man has no clue as to
what tomorrow will bring. Sure, we can
presume that tomorrow will be very similar to today and to yesterday, but we do
not know for certain. It is only because
of Gods reliability and control over history, that we can make presumptions
Man has no power or control over the tomorrows of
history. The best anyone can really do,
is to wait until each tomorrow comes along.
God knows everything, and God never had to learn
anything. He has always known
everything. There has never been a time
when He did not know everything.
God can give and God can take away in an instant or
over time, at His pleasure. He is the
fountain and the source of wisdom and power, and through His will, we can
either profit, or endure great loss, by acknowledging Him and His plan, or by
Much of the Old Testament describes the strict
adherence necessary to align oneself with God, and His powerful and sovereignty
to control everything. The New Testament
describes the personable, caring and grace side of Gods character.
There is only one God in essence, and three persons in
the Godhead. God has always been the
same in personality, character, and essence, and He will never change. On that we can gain great confidence, both in
God, and therefore in our own personal future.
Everything that God does for us, is for our best
And that is the bottom line. Our reliance and assurance for our own self,
as to what kind of a life we will have both here in this world, and especially
We live in this world, and we can gain an
understanding of it, and we can know that no matter what circumstances we
encounter, if we have been faithful in the little things in our life, that
means if we have been faithful in our daily Bible study and spiritual growth,
which does not take much effort on our part, then God will be faithful in the
big things, our life and our eternity.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.