Words alone, can not fully describe the meaning of “accordance with the riches of God’s grace”. There is one more thing which must be recognized before moving on. It is God reaching down to mankind to bring you back into the right relationship through Jesus Christ. It is not mankind pleading for God’s help which makes the difference although mankind ought to be pleading for forgiveness. God made this plan of salvation before creation. This is the “riches of God’s grace” for you.
We cannot separate verse eight from seven without losing some of the contents. God has “lavished on us” beyond your imagination. It is like a cup you filled to overflowing and you keep on filling it. Only with God it is not just a one time occurrence, it is continuous. This shows God loves you so much, He wants to give you the best of the best. But, there is a condition which is achieved through Jesus Christ. Your relationship with Jesus Christ is vital for it will make a difference where you will spend eternity.
God has lavished His grace “with all wisdom and understanding”. How should this be applied? You will find, depending on which translation you read some apply this phrase to God and others apply to mankind. Considering other passages of Scripture, you will find God is all wisdom. He, also, has full understanding since He created us in His image. Therefore, the phrase applies to mankind. God understands His creation and knows how much “wisdom and understanding” each individual has. Remember “wisdom” is knowledge put into practice. This is more then just book learning for it also includes experience. Mankind will never have complete “wisdom and understanding” of everything. Jesus Christ is what makes the difference. Jesus has bestowed on His followers the ability to understand the ultimate great truth of the future, thus giving him an understanding of the here and now. This is a part of your salvation; your redemption which brings you back to what your relationship is with Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior you will receive these blessings. If not then you will receive the curses reserved for Satan and his angels. It is something that can not be treated hap-hazardly. You want “wisdom” the Scripture says ask for it. Seek to know the truth and it will set you free. PONDER THIS VERY CAREFULLY FOR YOUR DECISION IS WHAT WILL DECIDE YOUR ETERNITY!!!!!!