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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

THE WEAKNESS OF HUMAN WISDOM

“Since God in all his wisdom saw to it the world would never know him thru human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21 New Living Translation
     It is incredibly ironic that this world’s wisdom is in fact inept, being incapable of sorting out truth from fiction. It would seem that what one does not understand becomes a falsehood or foolish tale. That is actually not the case at all. The missing piece of life’s puzzle is faith. Oh worldly religious leaders and philosophers have faith, but it is misplaced, having faith in their own ability to dissect and make sense out of the dilemma that is the Holy Bible. Is it God’s actual word or not? Is it part truth and part legend or myth? Rather than place their faith and trust in what the Bible says about itself, God and Jesus Christ, they would rather tinker with it, making it easier for them to understand and thus accept.
     Paul, the author of this first letter to the church in Corinth, goes on to say in verse 25, “This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.” He then states in verse 27, “… God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” One cannot figure out God thru mind power, for our minds are remarkably dumbed down compared to the creator of all things. The world mocks those of us who have placed our faith and trust in something we cannot experience with our senses. In a way it’s like a blind man relying on his sense of smell, touch and hearing to successfully navigate thru life.
     For those who have placed their complete and unwavering faith and trust in Christ, know that you are blessed of God for nothing on this earth taught you to believe this. You responded to the woo of the Holy Spirit and embraced God’s word as the truth. Serving God is completely voluntary. The only compulsion you receive is from your inner core as you reach out for the gift God has extended to you. Let the world think you foolish. They will one day know who the truly foolish have been.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: The Life Application Study Bible; The Reformation Study Bible.

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