Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say,
“He traps the wise
in the snare of their own cleverness.”
“The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise;
He knows they are worthless.”
1 Cor. 3:18-20
This portion of Scripture is a puzzlement to me but at the same time there’s a great comfort that I have from it whenever I do/act/speak on things that are contrary to popular culture especially when I go against my sense of self-preservation.
- Turning the other cheek & being silent even when wrongly accused.
- Putting others above myself.
- Giving rather than receiving.
- Having faith even when I don’t understand.
These values go against what our natural selves want and there are many times when I feel stupid in doing things that are contrary to the norm.
If you feel like me sometimes, take heart cos’ God’s foolishness is wiser than the wisest that humanity has to offer. Amen?