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 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 children into deeper intimacy with each other, it also fills God’s children 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 – 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 judgment are mine; I have insight, I have 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 lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by their good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom. – James 3:13
…with humility comes wisdom…and the one who is wise saves lives. – 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 each of us come to know our God more intimately, 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 everyone!