“All religion is of life; and the life of religion is to do good.” - Doctrine of Life §1
Kempton New Church

December
4

“The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding”

And there shall come out a Shaft from the trunk of Jesse, and a Stem from his roots shall become fruitful. And the spirit of Jehovah shall rest on Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of Jehovah. (Isaiah 11:1–2)

This, too, is said of the Lord, and these words describe Divine truth, in which and from which is all wisdom and all intelligence. The Divine truth that was in the Lord when He was in the world, and that since the glorification of His Human proceeds from Him, is meant by “the spirit of Jehovah that rested upon Him;” that thence He has Divine wisdom and Divine power from that source. (Apocalypse Explained 696:17)

[When it is said of the Lord] that He has “wisdom,” it is meant that He has all wisdom, which is the Divine providence; for true wisdom is to see what is conducive to anyone’s life to eternity, and to determine oneself according to that, which is done when man not only knows these things and perceives them with his understanding, but also wills and does them; but Divine wisdom is to provide these things with man; thus it is Divine Providence. (Apocalypse Explained 338)

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