The thoughts of God are higher than the thoughts of man because He is not God that was created, nor elected, nor appointed, and was not nominated. He is a self-made God and the Creator of all things (See Isaiah 55:8-9). God has the nature of walking with man step by step and day by day with specific instruction for each day. God, in His infinite and hidden wisdom, does this for so many reasons. The spiritual maturity of every man differs and unfolds in stages of their faith, and so does revelation and understanding of God to every man.
If a man is aware of God’s intention for the future, a man of less spiritual maturity has the tendency of sharing such information with people. These things might be against God’s plan or His blessing in his own life. The wicked then take advantage of the information revealed and do all sorts of things in order to hinder the blessing or lure the person away from God’s plan. And many believers are still victims of such behavior (See Proverbs 13:13).
Jesus, in His immeasurable wisdom, knows that the world is wicked and full of evil which was why He prayed for us. “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” (John 17:15)
God’s Wisdom: Pharaoh’s Daughter Adopts Moses
If Pharaoh or the Egyptians had known that Moses was to deliver the children of Israel or be used by God to destroy them in the red sea things would have been different. They would have killed Moses at birth. But God, in His hidden wisdom, made the house of Pharaoh to feed, nurture, and love their own future destroyer.
Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses (meaning “pulled out”, she said because “I pulled him out of the water”) without knowing that his purpose was to “pull the Israelites out” from Egypt (See Exodus 2:1-10). If Moses knew he would be used by God to deliver the Israelites from the wicked hands of Pharaoh, he could have shared such information to the Egyptians and could have been killed.
Hidden Wisdom of God: A Mystery
The wicked had no clue that the death of Jesus would reconcile us unto God. And that He would rise again the third day. And by His resurrection, His life, we shall be justified and saved (See Romans 4:25, Romans 5:10). God did all these for our own glory.
God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways
Jacob didn’t know Joseph was taken away from him so he could save them all from dying of hunger. Jacob was in pain because he thought his beloved son “Joseph” was dead and he knew not that God was at work in His hidden wisdom. Joseph was nearly killed because he revealed the dream God gave him to his brothers. But God preserved him because He made up His mind concerning His purpose for Joseph and His love for Jacob. So Joseph was sold to Egypt where God planned to take him (See Genesis 37:9-36).
Joseph was faced with all kinds of trials and temptation but he held on to the dream God gave him. Joseph was crowned with glory in the long run. Because he chose to stand firm in the promises of God. And he refused to fall for anything (See Genesis 39:1-21, Genesis 41:37-44).
Hidden Wisdom: Questions
Do you trust God enough to hold on to His promises?
Do you share the vision God has given to you?
How are you using your tongue?
Are you spiritually-minded or carnally-minded?
Can God trust you?
Who do you share your dreams with?
Confessions: Prayer Points
“I shall live by faith and not by sight, in the name of Jesus” (See Romans 1:17)
“I receive grace to use my tongue wisely, in the name of Jesus” (See Proverbs 13:3)
“What God has prepared for me shall not pass me by” (See 1 Corinthians 2:9)
“I receive wisdom from the Lord to do better” (See James 1:5)
“The wisdom of God shall bring me honor” (See Proverbs 4:8)