This is the free student devotional for God Is…, Session 5: God Is Wise.
Rid yourself of all distractions. Quiet your mind and ask the Lord to open your heart to His Holy Word and what He wants to teach you today.
“. . . May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.” —Daniel 2:20-22
Read through Daniel 2:20-22, underlining any words or phrases that teach you about God’s character. Think through these questions:
• How do you see God’s wisdom on display in these verses?
• Verse 21 says that God gives wisdom to the wise. Do you think wisdom is something humans can achieve or something only God
can give? Explain.
God is wise. It isn’t something He just does or something that He’s learned over time. It’s simply who He is.
Behind the Story
In Scripture, the “name of God” stands for God’s nature or revealed character. Therefore, when Daniel began praising “the name of God” in verse 20, he wasn’t referring to a title or a label. He was praising God’s very character, namely His wisdom and power.
Record your own prayer of praise to God, celebrating His wisdom and power. Thank Him for all the ways you see His wisdom on display in your own life.
Fill in the blanks to begin learning Proverbs 9:10:
“The _______of the _________ is the ___________ of wisdom, and the ___________ of the _____ _____ is understanding.”