Proverbs 3:19 (Mini Sermon)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
19. Pro 3:19 - "The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens." A. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth i. God founded the earth by wisdom in two senses. a. He founded it by Jesus Christ who is the wisdom of God (1Co 1:24). (i) Wisdom n. - 1. c. as one of the manifestations of the divine nature in Jesus Christ (cf. 1 Cor. i. 24, 30, etc.); hence used as a title of the second person of the Trinity (the Wisdom of the Father); also occas. applied to God or the Trinity. (ii) Jesus Christ as the preincarnate Word, the 2nd person of the Trinity, created all things including the earth (1Jo 5:7; Joh 1:1-3; Eph 3:9). (iii) By the word of the Lord the heavens and earth were made (2Pe 3:5). b. God also founded the earth by His wisdom (His wise planning and actions) (Jer 10:12). (i) Wisdom n. - 1. a. Capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct; soundness of judgement in the choice of means and ends; sometimes, less strictly, sound sense, esp. in practical affairs: opp. to folly. (ii) In order to create this incredibly complex planet and all life on it, God had to exercise sound judgment when choosing the means to bring it into existence. B. by understanding hath he established the heavens. i. God stretched out the heaven by His understanding (Jer 51:15). ii. Understanding n. - 1. a. (Without article.) Power or ability to understand; intellect, intelligence. 2. The intellectual faculty as manifested in a particular person or set of persons. iii. Establish v. - 1. To render stable or firm. †a. To strengthen by material support (obs.). †b. To ratify, confirm, validate (obs.). 2. a. To fix, settle, institute or ordain permanently, by enactment or agreement. iv. To create the sun, moon, planets, and all of the innumerable stars and then to engineer their courses so that they all stay in their circuits perfectly to provide light, heat, seasons, signs, and calendrical and navigational functions for humanity on earth would take an infinite level of intelligence (Psa 147:4-5; Isa 40:26).