We don’t need wisdom for freedom because it’s free of charge, but much wisdom is needed to remain free – Prosper Anang
The procurement of our freedom in Christ was solely God’s responsibility. What I mean by this statement is that He didn’t need our input in order to put in place the supernatural law – the Law of the Spirit of Life – that was needed to guarantee our absolute freedom.
This was something that was lacking in the Old Testament. It wasn’t about God; He decided to involve man – Israel, in this case – and man’s inability to play his part is what resulted to the deficiency in the Old Covenant.
In itself, the Old Covenant wasn’t weak, but Israel’s weakness is what brought in imperfection in the Covenant.
The New Covenant is however different. The fall of Adam set into motion a new kind of law that was to subsequently impose its will over man’s will, thereby labeling all of mankind as sinners, even though the sin involved wasn’t after the similitude of Adam’s.
Speaking by the Holy Spirit, Paul referred to Jesus as the second Adam, whose mission was to supernaturally correct the mistake of the first Adam.
While on earth, Jesus knew His mission was to seek and save what had been lost in Adam [Luke 19:10].
This speaks of man’s freedom. You see, Jesus had to die, and dying meant putting to force a new law, that was stronger than the Law of Sin and Death that had been enacted by Adam’s fall. This new law that came with the New Covenant is called the Law of the Spirit of Life. Apostle Paul tells us specifically that our freedom in Christ stems from this new law; which has become the binding or governing rule of supremacy in the New Covenant [Romans 8:2].
As you can see, God did everything with His Son, without needing man’s input. The essence of what I’m saying is that the New Covenant is between God the Father and His Son, Jesus, who represented and is still representing the human race.
In spite of the fact that the New Covenant was enacted for man, it’s important to know that man had absolutely nothing to contribute to its success. God’s at the giving end, while man’s at the receiving end. All of man’s responsibility is to receive what God has done for human kind in Christ Jesus.
One of such things that God has done for mankind on the platform of the New Covenant in Christ, is our absolute freedom; which isn’t earned by wisdom, yet requires much divine wisdom to keep walking in it. The point I’m making is that freedom isn’t gained by wisdom but maintained by it.
At the new birth, God gives us His own very Spirit, who’s also the Spirit of Jesus, as stated in 1 Corinthians 2:12 and Acts 16:7 respectively, to indwell our born again spirits.
What’s the Significance of this?
2 Corinthians 3:17 gives us the answer. Here, Paul tells us that “… the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty”. Did you see that? The word “liberty” is from the Greek “eleutheria”, which means “freedom”. In this verse, Paul refers to the Holy Spirit as the “Spirit of freedom – liberty”.
What this connotes is that the Holy Spirit’s presence in our born again spirit should serve as a constant reminder to the fact that in Christ, we have absolute freedom. This freedom is free of charge because no wisdom was required to gain it.
The reason why I say that no wisdom is needed for freedom is because God didn’t and still doesn’t need our contribution or efforts. We have nothing to do to earn God’s freedom. Just receive it.
What’s Wisdom anyway?
From a general perspective, a lot of people have always considered wisdom to mean the ability to respond intelligently to issues, or an intelligently smart way of confronting a situation. I’m not against that anyway.
However, speaking from a purely biblical context, “wisdom” or better still “Divine wisdom” is beyond that. Recently, I have made some amazing discoveries from the Word of God in this line, which have enlightened me, and therefore, my conclusion is that divine wisdom is a “divine character”.
The call to walk in divine wisdom is actually a call to walk in that divine character that positions you to be a reflector and dispenser of Christ likeness in your daily interaction with people. This is to say that divine wisdom is a lifestyle that reflects and dispenses core divine values which constitute the character and lifestyle of the Godhead.
You see, to have required wisdom from us first before our freedom would have meant asking us to do something that will qualify us for freedom. No! God didn’t do that. He commended His love towards us even when we were still sinners [Romans 5:8]. This is buttressed in Paul’s words to the Christians in Ephesus, that “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved). For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” [Ephesians 2:5, 8].
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