"Christ the wisdom of God." - l Cor. i. 29.
Think, my soul, what wisdom is contained in that one word, and that one
person, Christ. An whole eternity will not be sufficient to read over
the immense volume. Wisdom in planning, wisdom in executing, wisdom in
completing the great salvation. And what a world of wisdom, in the two
natures united in one person-the God-man, the Glory-man, the Wisdom
man, Christ Jesus! And Oh what wisdom, in making sin, which strikes at
God's sovereignty, the very means of manifesting God's power and love.
Such is the wisdom of God in Christ, that sin, which in its nature
becomes productive of the greatest dishonour to God, should be rendered
subservient to produce the greatest glory. My soul, ponder these
things; then ask thyself, is there not a wisdom in this vast subject,
as far as it concerns thee, yet more wonderful than all? Yes, for
surely the greatest of all mysteries in this wonderful volume, to thy
view, is, that thou, even thou, shouldest be made the subject for the
exercise of such wisdom, as Christ, the wisdom of God, and the power of
God, for thy salvation. And all this even against thy determined
resolution to ruin thyself. Well mayest thou join the apostle in his
overwhelming song of praise, and cry out, "Oh the depth of the riches,
both of the wisdom and goodness of God."