The Wisdom of God

Day by Day Devotions

I Corinthians 3:18-20  “Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a ‘fool’ so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness,’ and again, ‘The LORD knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’”

I’m sure you can think of someone who is smarter than you. I could tell you about a few different people I’ve taken classes with or listened to lectures from who I would say are on a whole different level in that sense. Some people really can’t be described by any word other than brilliant.

In the same way, I’m sure you can name somebody who doesn’t have the good sense God gave a gnat (to throw in a little “Southern-speak” for you). Sometimes when somebody speaks, all you can do is shake your head and marvel at the nonsense you just heard. Come on, admit it—surely I’m not the only one who’s been there!

Now think about this: compared to the wisdom of God, our wisdom is nothing. Plato, Socrates, Newton, Mendel, you, me. None of us knows anything in comparison. It’s funny how often we forget that, how often we think we know better than God.

“Before God we are all equally wise—and equally foolish.” ~Albert Einstein


Mandy Kilbourn