Another reason Christ is dear to us:
True wisdom, consists of the knowledge of God and this is hid in Christ alone, similarly no true knowledge of ourselves but in Christ, consisting the knowledge of sin and also of righteousness and of judgement. True wisdom is practised by walking with God in Christ.
In I Cor. 1:24, the Holy Ghost tells us that “Christ is the power of God, and the wisdom of God:” not the essential Wisdom of God, as he is the eternal Son of the Father (upon which account he is called “Wisdom” in the Proverbs, chap. 8:22, 23); but as he is crucified, so he is the wisdom of God; that is, all that wisdom which God layeth forth for the discovery and manifestation of himself, and for the saving of sinners, which makes foolish all the wisdom of the world, — that is all in Christ crucified; held out in him, by him, and to be obtained only from him. And thereby in him do we see the glory of God, 2 Cor. iii. 18. For he is not only said to be “the wisdom of God,” but also to be “made unto us wisdom,” 1 Cor. 1:30. He is made this by ordination and appointment: Col. 2:3, “In him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”