In the world but not of it

December 18, 2009

He knows it all…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness
of God is stronger than men. 1 Corinthians 1:21

Do we believe this verse and do we live like we believe it?

There is a fine line between respect and adoration. We are
guilty of hinging on the intelligence and wisdom of certain people we know in
our lives and in our circle to the extent that their words and insight at times
mean more to us than the promises and words of God.

Not so you say…then think of the comfort and peace that the
words of those you respect bring to you when they console you or share certain
tidbits of information.

Do we get the same comfort and consolation in our souls when
we simply spend time in the Word?

I am thankful for the men and women that have brilliant
minds. I am in awe of the intelligence that some people have in how they have
managed to develop cures, technology, and more…

I see that this is all a gift from the Lord in their life
whether they acknowledge Him or not. But I didn’t always see it that way. There
was a time when I gave too much honor to people and found more solace in their
words than the Lord’s.

God’s promises and insights were good but seemingly not good
enough. There is something about us that grasps onto the personality of
another. If we consider the people whose company we enjoy most we will
inevitably admit that there are personality traits, mannerisms, and expressions
about them that we enjoy.

But as much as I can respect the wisdom and insight of
others, true adoration belongs to God alone.

Ultimately He is the one I need to seek for wisdom on any
matter. He knows everything about everything. Have you ever considered that? It
is so simple to state yet so vast it seems overwhelming to even consider it.

Yes, I can respect all those that are brilliant but only the
Lord deserves true adoration…

“So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars,
and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look
foolish”.  1 Corinthians 1:20

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