“His invisible qualities are . . . perceived by the things made.”—ROM. 1:20.
THE word “wisdom” is used loosely. Some say that a person is wise if he has merely accumulated a wealth of knowledge. However, the world’s so-called intellectuals offer no trustworthy guidance for finding true meaning in life.
On the contrary, those who allow themselves to be influenced by such ones end up being “tossed about as by waves and carried hither and thither by every wind of teaching.”—Eph. 4:14.
How different it is with those who acquire true wisdom, the Source of which is Jehovah God! The Bible tells us that Jehovah is “wise alone.” (Rom. 16:27)
He knows all that there is to know about the universe, including its composition and its history. The physical laws of nature—upon which humans rely for their research—are all of Jehovah’s making. Thus, he is not impressed by man-made inventions, and he is not intrigued by the so-called elevated thinking of human philosophy. “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”—1 Cor. 3:19.
The Bible tells us that Jehovah “gives wisdom” to his servants. (Prov. 2:6) Unlike human philosophies, the wisdom that comes from God is not vague. Rather, it lays emphasis on sound judgment and is based on accurate knowledge and understanding. (Read James 3:17.)
The apostle Paul marveled at Jehovah’s wisdom. He wrote: “O the depth of God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How unsearchable his judgments are and past tracing out his ways are!” (Rom. 11:33)
Because Jehovah is all-wise, we are confident that his laws guide us in the best way of living. After all, Jehovah knows more than anyone else what we need in order to be happy.—Prov. 3:5, 6.