Heavenly Wisdom

by A.W.Tozer on November 22, 2013

Heavenly Wisdom

by A.W.Tozer


"For the Lord gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6

The writer of the Proverbs in the Old Testament taught that true spiritual knowledge is the result of a visitation of heavenly wisdom. It is a kind of baptism of the Spirit of Truth that comes to God-fearing men and women. This wisdom is always associated with righteousness and humility; it is never found apart from godliness and true holiness of life.

We need to learn and declare again the ministry of wisdom from above. It is apparent that we cannot know God by the logic of reason. Through reason we can only know about God. The deeper mysteries of God remain hidden to us until we have received illumination from above. We were created with a capacity to know spiritual things—that potential died when Adam and Eve sinned. Thus, "dead in sin" is a description of that part of our being in which we should be able to know God in conscious awareness.

Christ's atoning death enabled our Lord and Savior to take God the Father with one hand and man with the other and introduce us. Jesus enables us to find God very quickly!


Thank You, Father, that You provided away—the only way—to bring sinful people back into a right relationship with You. That one way is through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank You, Lord, that You did not leave us lost and hopeless.

—Mornings with Tozer