First Corinthians starts talking about wisdom in verse 18, all the way through chapter two and maybe into chapter three as well. But the verse I can’t move past is chapter 1 verse 21, which says:
God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom.
It has me thinking of examples of human wisdom versus God’s wisdom.
Human wisdom says that the only way to have enough energy for my day is to get as much sleep as possible and have a perfectly balanced routine. But godly wisdom says it starts by first abiding in Him. For we do not live off of bread alone, but by every word that comes from the Lord. (Luke 4:4)
Human wisdom says that to find fulfillment and purpose, I need to make things happen, doing everything in my power to make a name for myself. But God says that selfish ambition leads to evil of every kind, and that we must instead serve one another. (James 3:15-16, Matthew 23:11)
And how do we gain salvation? Not through daring feats, wondrous acts or perfect behavior….but by surrender.
We don’t find wisdom by looking at our own understanding of how the world works. We find it by looking to God and trusting his Word.
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:18 NLT