The more I get to know God through His Word and His Spirit, the more I understand and experience that The Who of God and The What of God, offered to us as God’s children, are absolutely bound together and inseparable. Entering into, and remaining in, a living and active relationship with our God, not only brings God and His child(ren) into deeper intimacy with each other, it also fills God’s child(ren) with His very nature in amazingly transforming ways.
The Who our God is – Wisdom:
And He will be called Wonderful Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
The What our God gives to us – His Very Self – transforms our nature to be more like our God and flows through us so that God’s nature is made known to others around us:
“Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.” Proverbs 8:14
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. – Psalm 111:10
If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.n– James 1:5
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.– James 3:13
…with humility comes wisdom…he who wins souls [for God] is wise. Proverbs 11:2, 30
…that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. – Colossians 2:2-3
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. – Daniel 12:3
The Who of God and The What of God are inextricably interwoven and mysteriously given to us to bring us into a deeper, living oneness with our Holy God as He gives His own Spirit to live within us, transforming us to be more and more like Him in character, in thoughts, words, actions, interactions and reactions.
Our God is the Wonderful Counselor, giver of all true, righteous and eternal wisdom! May we each come to know our God more intimately and be filled more powerfully, and shine more fully, with God’s wisdom in all we are, in all we do, and in all of our encounters with others!