Saturday, November 8, 2014
1Cor. 3:18 ¶ Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise.
1Cor. 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,
“He catches the wise in their craftiness,”
1Cor. 3:20 and again,
“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise,
that they are futile.”
1Cor. 3:21 So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours,
1Cor. 3:22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all belong to you,
1Cor. 3:23 and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.
Earlier this week Job taught us about wisdom and now Paul does the same. Human wisdom is nothing in comparison to what is possible to receive from God.
We do seek wisdom and we fool ourselves when we think that we are able to become wise on our own. There is a difference between wisdom and knowledge.
True wisdom comes from God alone and this becomes a reality to us through Christ.
Why is this lesson so hard to learn? Too often we try to find the answer to things on our own. We try to solve the problems at the end of a pencil (or in a spreadsheet). Sometimes that is not the place where the answers will be found.
Could it be that the answers come in the stillness of the moment when we listen to that gentle voice of God. It is his leading and nudging that gives us a glimpse of what he wants us to understand.
True wisdom only comes in knowing Christ — and this is what he wants us to know — Him! In knowing him an entire kingdom of possibilities opens up for us — more than anything we could have ever imagined and this is where we begin to touch the wisdom of God.
Slow down. Listen to the still small voice and let God lead and direct.
Lord, please lead today as we seek your wisdom. Amen.