Name of God - Theos Monos Sophos: The Only Wise God
Theos Monos Sophos: The Only Wise God
Daily Verse: “All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.”
☆ Romans 16:27
Let's Talk About It: This name of God requires three words in the Greek, “Theos Monos Sophos”. Theos is the Greek word for God, as Kevin went over previously. Monos is the Greek word for only, sole, alone, or without others as the Strong’s Dictionary suggests. The Mounce Greek Dictionary defines it as without accompaniment and not multiplied by reproduction. The BDAG Lexicon states that it means the only entity in a class.
Sophos, according to the Strong’s dictionary suggests that it means wise as in a quality. The Thayer Greek Dictionary states that Sophos means skilled, expert, wise. Finally, the BDAG Lexicon states that is means pertaining how to do something in a skillful manner, clever, skillful, or experienced. As we can see from deeper study of the original text and language, God IS the only Wise God. He is the only God, and there can be no reproduction. God cannot be reproduced, and neither can His power.
The false prophets of Baal Elijah went up against are proof of this. They called on their god to rain down fire upon the altar to consume a sacrifice and they received no answer. They danced around the altar to no avail. They even offered blood offerings, and still no fire fell. Elijah, on the other hand, build an altar, added the sacrifice to it and even poured three large jars of water over the altar, so much so that the water filled the trench around it.
Then, Elijah prayed, and fire fell from heaven. It consumed the sacrifice, the altar, and even the water! While the false prophets prayed day and night with no answer, Elijah simply said one prayer and God answered (paraphrase of the story from 1 Kings 18). There is no other living God than Theos Monos Sophos!
In addition to being not being multiplied by reproduction, God is also the only entity in His class. While the story of Elijah and the false prophets sums this up, so does the birth of God’s Son, Jesus. He is the only in His class – The Godman – totally God and totally man, He is the only man to have ever walked the earth who did not sin.
He was born of a virgin who was impregnated through immaculate conception. She was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless, there is none other than Jesus, the second person of the Trinity. He stands alone! How has God shown Himself wise in your life? How do you know Him as Theos Monos Sophos? – Crystal