Smartest Person You Know

Posted by Greg Miller on

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. - Romans 11:34-36 ESV

Who is the smartest person you know? I have encountered so many really intelligent—even brilliant—individuals in my life, whose capacity for knowledge and wisdom is astounding.

One such brainiac was a gifted engineer whose understanding of the intricacies of his field of specialization was unsurpassed. His office was located near mine, and we shared a small conference room. One day, I watched him push his desk chair out of his office and into the meeting area, where he swapped it for another chair (identical in make and model to his current seat). Out of curiosity, I asked him if I could be of assistance. He replied, “My chair is too short, but this other one is just the right height.” As gently as possible, I pointed-out that each chair had a lever on the side which, when depressed, would raise and lower the chair to the desired height. My colleague grinned sheepishly and returned to his office with his chair.

This interaction illustrates: the smartest person you know still doesn’t know everything. You could sit with the world’s top genius and bring wisdom or knowledge that individual is lacking (even if it was just your own phone number!). But today’s verse tells us that this is not the case with God: He knows everything! He even knows insignificant, seemingly pointless details (Matthew 10:30), and He holds unsurpassed wisdom for all of the deepest, most complicated challenges of the universe.

What should my response be to God’s wisdom and knowledge? “To Him be glory forever!” Let’s worship the Lord today.

Submitted by:
Greg Miller
Denver Firehouse Church
Denver, Colorado

One-Year Bible Reading
Numbers 11:24-13:33
Mark 14:22-52
Psalm 52:1-9
Proverbs 11:1-3

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