Summary: Our children (and new Christians) will eventually be exposed to the wisdom of this world. Sometimes such wisdom can confuse and frustrate a persons faith especially when they present so much data and so many voices to stand against God’s Word. Today’s mes
Text: Romans 11:33-11:34
Title: OH THE DEPTH OF GOD’S WISDOM!
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Do you realize what would have happened to our souls if the only way we could receive Salvation was through our own wisdom? There would not be one soul saved in the history of humanity. Paul said, “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since in the wisdom of God the world, through its wisdom did not know him…” Here Paul says in the pages of 1st Corinthians (1:20-21) that the world’s wisdom wasn’t able to penetrate that barrier that hinders a relationship with God. The wisest among us are fools when it comes to knowing God and living for His Will. So why is it that the wisdom of this world still appears to grab and sometimes hold the attention of so many, including our own children?
It doesn’t take much for we parents to notice that there are a lot of things going on in this world that are contrary to the Will of God. All of us do our best to teach God’s Word and the love of Jesus to our children. We will see them baptized! We will direct them to Sunday school and beyond. We will attempt to live out God’s Will so that our children see us as not merely speakers of the Word but also doers. But unless we keep our children locked up and isolated from the world, they are bound to be challenged with the world’s version of wisdom.
Do you remember the first time your son or daughter came home and said something to you that you did not teach them to say? Jaden now says “LISTEN TO ME” if he wants my attention while I am talking to someone else. I asked Melissa if she taught him that phrase and she said, “No” but we know he picked it up somewhere. In this instance Jaden picked up a phrase that is helpful. But we all know that kids pick up all kinds of words, phrases or habits that cause parents to shake their heads from time to time. Never did we realize when we told our haunt of a German Shepard to “GO AWAY!” that Jaden would begin to tell Ryan to “GO AWAY” in the same frustrated tone. Our kids are like sponges and there is no telling what they will soak up along the way.
So it’s safe to say that our kids will eventually soak up some worldly wisdom that seeks to challenge what they have been taught in the Christian faith. Yet most parents won’t allow themselves to be too concerned. They trust in the foundation of Christ that has been placed in the heart of their children. Besides it’s good for our children to be challenged, that way their faith truly becomes their faith, instead of just head knowledge passed down by their parents. But once in a while worldly wisdom might approach our kids and confuse the heck out them.
The world can provide us with textbooks and documents offering hands-on factual data that can be corroborated with updated materials. There are so many atheistic opinions out there that just seem to make sense to confused kids. Are we really being closed minded for believing that only those that have Christ will go to heaven? Is Christianity really only a myth that confused parents have passed down from one generation to the next? Should we put aside the old ways and embrace the flow of the times? Of course not, but we are able stand firm in this way only after weathering a couple storms ourselves.
To those trying to make sense of this world; to discover their own identity or how to just fit in, those questions you just heard can really rock a person’s faith. There are just so many people in the world that are prepared to point to one resource after the next as to why Christianity is merely only a children’s tale. And all we have is this book, the Bible, and a whole lot of blind faith. Just by the sheer numbers of resources which stand against Christ, to a kid whose trying to make sense of his faith, it might not appear that the Wisdom of God has much of a fighting chance.