“Omniwisdom” is a term my young friend Natán made up. He was sharing how God’s ways are higher than ours and made up this word to describe the concept. I loved this new word and decided to look into God’s “omniwisdom.”
The prefix omni is used for three of God’s attributes:
- Omnipresent—God is everywhere, all the time.
- Omniscient—God knows everything.
- Omnipotent—God is all-powerful. He can do anything He wants to do.
So, let’s take a look at God’s wisdom.
God is the Source of wisdom.
- The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever (Psalm 111:10).
- For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist (Luke 21:15).
- O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33)
- But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).
- In whom (Christ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3).
- If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him (James 1:5).
Wisdom is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom (1 Corinthians 12:8a).
- That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him (Ephesians 1:17).
Characteristics of wisdom:
- But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
Wisdom was involved in the creation of the world.
- O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches (Psalm 104:24).
- The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens (Proverbs 3:19).
God gives wisdom to people, and it comes from knowing God’s Word.
- For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6).
- Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth (Proverbs 4:5).
- Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:16).
People should desire wisdom and pursue it.
- So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom (Psalm 90:12).
- To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity (Proverbs 1:2-3).
Wisdom is extremely important and valuable. We should desire it.
- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).
- For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it (Proverbs 8:11).
- How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! (Proverbs 16:16)
Wisdom is necessary for the family.
- Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established (Proverbs 24:3).
- The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame (Proverbs 29:15).
- She (wife and mother, the Virtuous Woman) openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness (Proverbs 31:26).
Wisdom should be a Christian’s way of life.
- Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time (Colossians 4:5).
Godly wisdom provides happiness and blessing.
- Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding (Proverbs 3:13).
In heaven, wisdom will be one of the offerings given back to Jesus:
- Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing (Revelation 5:12).
God does indeed have “omniwisdom.” He’s the source of wisdom, and He wants to share it with us. He’s a never-ending Fountain, and if we need wisdom, we have only to ask for it. The Bible says He gives wisdom to all men liberally. Do you want to be happy? Get wisdom! Do you want to have a good testimony? Walk in wisdom. Do you want to know God’s will? Get into His Word. Do you need help in your family? God’s wisdom will guide you.
So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.