It is easy to see that the visible part of a house needs something supporting it, a foundation. In a similar manner other things need something supporting them. For example, a throne holds up a ruler, but what holds up the throne, not the literal throne but the right to rule? The answer is of course found in the scriptures. The scriptures describe the foundation of Yahweh’s throne. Have you ever considered what constitutes this foundation?
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. Psalm 89:14 (NKJV)
Yahweh’s throne is built upon righteousness and justice because they are manifestations of His character. We live in a tumultuous time in the earth and we need His righteous and justice manifest in our lives, homes and communities to walk through what is coming upon the earth. To walk in righteousness and justice requires wisdom. Proverbs 8 is the wisdom chapter and tells us something very interesting about wisdom.
1 Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? 2 She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet. 3 She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors: 4 “To you, O men, I call, And my voice is to the sons of men. 5 O you simple ones, understand prudence, And you fools, be of an understanding heart.” Proverbs 8:1-5 (NKJV)
20 I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, Proverbs 8:20 (NKJV)
Wisdom is accessible and crying out for our attention. What is most interesting is that we find that in the very things that are the foundation of Yahweh’s throne, wisdom is found. There walking about with righteousness and justice is wisdom.
So when we pursue righteousness and justice we encounter wisdom. The qualifier is that it is righteousness and justice from Yahweh’s perspective. We live in a time where much that passes for justice is simply misguided sentimentality. When we choose to not do the right thing because someone may feel bad or be offended we are no longer exercising justice and righteousness and by extension are not demonstrating wisdom. The scriptures must be our standard, not our feelings or reasoning.
Knowing that to walk in righteousness and justice requires wisdom it is helpful to hear from Proverbs and 1 Corinthians.
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known. Proverbs 14:33 (NKJV) 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness and sanctification and redemption– 1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV)
If wisdom rests in the heart of those with understanding, and if Jesus became our wisdom from God then walking with Jesus should produce righteousness and justice. When we embrace righteousness and justice our behaviour becomes aligned with Yahweh’s thrones and thus His kingdom.
Enjoy your walk.