18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;
us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will
wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the
prudent. 20 Where is the wise?
where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God
foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God
world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of
to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the
after wisdom: 23 But we preach
Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks
foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks,
the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of
is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For
see your calling, brethren, how that
not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are
called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to
wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the
things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things
despised, hath God chosen, yea,
and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no
should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who
of God is
made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in
One of the greatest things about the human race is our ability to
have learned to speak, write, and invent things. We have come a long
We have developed the ability to analyze abstract thoughts. In short, or
to reason has been
the greatest thing to happen to us.
Really...?? In our "deep" thought, we have thrown out the concept of
truth. We rationalize and try and convince our aching consciences that
is not hurting anyone. We try hard to swallow the lie that a baby is a
until it becomes
"viable" outside the womb. Our intellect stumbles our ability to take
God at His
Word. Our wisdom dictates that there must be a more logical path to
atonement than accepting the free gift Jesus offered us on the cross. In
the most dangerous thing to our
spiritual well being is our self proclaimed wisdom.
I am so glad that I do not rely on man's feeble wisdom for my eternal
and security! I have had the chance to talk to many who were blinded by
own self importance. They were miserable! There was no clear direction
lives. All of this was because the truth of God seemed foolish to them.
Sometimes even Christians can be stumbled by their own flawed reasoning.
We take in all the information that we can see on the surface, run the
through our finite minds, and then become arm chair critiques of
Then we wonder why God is so far from reach!
If you are one who has been stumbled by your own perceived intelligence,