Saturday, September 12, 2009

Where is the Wise?


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Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”
1 Corinthians 1:20-31, New King James Version

Where is the Wise?

Praise God for being one of the fools of this world! Why do I say that? Just look at some of the verses shown above, as they certainly pertain to our world in the 21st century.

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.

27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God.

There is no room in our heart for pride or glory in ourselves or even in other Christians. God uses each one of His children wherever they are. If our lot seems to be more lowly than even other Christians, that does not make us any less in the eyes of God. We are to do what we can wherever God has placed us.

Sometimes, the only thing we are able to do for the Lord is pray. What would our pastors, teachers, and other great men of God do without the prayers of the saints of God? I believe that being a prayer warrior is the highest, if it be possible, position God can give to His dear children.

As you go about the duties of this day, I challenge you to ponder the question, Where is the wise?

"He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

God Bless You,
Linda

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