1 Corinthians 1:20
Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
We live in an age of information overload. With the click of a mouse, we can instantaneously be connected to the internet where search engines will take any question we pose and guide us to multiple articles on the subject about which we wish to know more. It's astonishing to see how many credited and self-proclaimed experts there are in any random field of study. We are free to acquire any and all knowledge professed by any number of learned individuals, but no matter how much we know or think we know, that in and of itself does not make us wise. We must be discerning, understanding that the wisdom of this world is precisely that: Of this world. It is finite, limited, and made foolish in the light of God's absolute and infinite wisdom.
To the logistics of worldly wisdom, Paul tells us, the cross appears foolish, incomprehensible. It simply doesn't fit into the natural order of things that our senses can grasp. But, that is exactly why God used it in this way. Jesus, through His live, death, and resurrection, is God breaking into history, changing the rules, showing the way, making foolish our wisest preconceived notions. The wise persons, the teachers of the law, the philosophers who continue to lean upon their own understanding and boast in their accomplishments, fail to see that all they know, all they do, and all they are is because God has graced them with those very gifts. The truly wise in this age will give thanks to God for their very being and boast in Him alone.
"I will boast in the Lord, my God. I will boast in the One who's worthy." ~ Paul Baloche
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