Chancellor Charges Faculty, Staff to Earnestly Seek Divine Wisdom
The Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, has called on the faculty and staff to earnestly seek divine wisdom which is superior to all other known wisdom and is necessary for them to reign in life.
Dr. Oyedepo made the call on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the impartation session to round-off the 5-day Executive Advance for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.
The Executive Advance is an annual event of the university to prepare existing staff, orientate new staff and celebrate the new academic session. The theme for this year’s event was, “Innovation, Product Development and Nation Building: Impetus for the Attainment of Vision 10:2022”.
The Chancellor enumerated various types of wisdom as contained in the scriptures. These include earthly or natural wisdom, sensual or intellectual wisdom, devilish wisdom and heavenly or divine wisdom.
“Divine wisdom is above all other kinds of wisdom. It is the ruling and reigning wisdom of God which stays above all other wisdom,” he said.
He stated further that wisdom is an essential requirement every man needs in order to shine in life. The Bible, according to him is the custodian of divine wisdom, and God’s Word makes one wise. “You can’t find anyone addicted to the Bible and that is not wise.”
The Chancellor gave examples of men in the scriptures who demonstrated supernatural intelligence in their days. Through divine intelligence, Moses had insight into the mystery of Creation when he wrote the book of Genesis. Daniel also had access to divine secrets which made him relevant to the administration of four different kings, while Joseph had supernatural insight and interpretation of dreams, which gave him influence in Egypt.
Dr. Oyedepo also explained the worth of divine wisdom which he said can only be accessed and sustained by the fear of the Lord.
Dr. Oyedepo, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University, informed the participants that the two main channels to flow in the wisdom of God are by the Word and the Spirit of God.
He noted that divine wisdom is transferable and listed five biblical channels through which it can be imparted. These, according to him are through the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, prayer, prophetic words, and though the laying –on of hands.
The Chancellor also exhorted the participants at the end of the impartation session to change their world. He also advised that they continue to give God the glory for every achievement.