The Lord Is Wise

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A hymn on the omniscience and wisdom of God from the series of hymns titled "The Lord Is"


The Lord is wise and knows all things—the present, past, and future.
Each plan He forms is good and right; He needs no guide or teacher.
His eyes roam to and fro
And watch the earth below;
From heaven's glorious height
No deed escapes His sight.
O tremble at His wisdom.

The Lord has made His wisdom known in Jesus' crucifixion
And shut the mouth of earthly pride at Jesus' resurrection.
According to His plan,
God sent the Son of Man
To die for those in sin
That they might boast in Him
And glory in His wisdom.

The Lord will send the Counselor to lead us into wisdom
By teaching us of Jesus Christ—His glory and His kingdom.
He opens foolish eyes
And makes His people wise
Through His inspired Word
Where Wisdom's voice is heard.
Come seek His perfect wisdom.

By Eric Schumacher & David L. Ward
© 2010

Scripture References

Reference format: A.B.C where A = Hymn number, B = Stanza number, C = Line number
7.1.1a Romans 16:27 "to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ!"
7.1.1b 1 John 3:20 "God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything."
7.1.1c Isaiah 46:9-10 "I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done"
7.1.2a Romans 8:28 "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."
7.1.2b Romans 11:34 "Who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?"
7.1.3-4 Job 28:24 "He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens."
7.1.5-6 Psalm 33:13-15 "The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds."
7.1.7 Romans 11:33 "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!"
7.2.1 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 "We preach Christ crucified, ... the power of God and the wisdom of God."
7.2.2 1 Corinthians 1:19-21 "It is written, 'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.' Where is the one who is wise? ... Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach [—Christ crucified—] to save those who believe."
7.2.3 Acts 2:23 "Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God..."
7.2.4 Galatians 4:4-5 "When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."
7.2.5 1 Corinthians 15:3 "Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures"
7.2.6 Galatians 6:14 "Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."
7.3.1-2 John 14:26 "The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you." John 16:13-14 "When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth ... He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you."
7.3.3-5 Psalm 19:7-8 "The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes"
7.3.6 Proverbs 8:1,10-11 "Does not wisdom call? Does not understanding raise her voice? Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her."
7.3.7 Proverbs 2:4-5 "If you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God."


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