On Wisdom

In 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 Paul is speaking of the dangers of worldly wisdom.

Vs. 18-23: “Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “ He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “ The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” Therefore, let no one boast in men, For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come, all are yours. And you are Christ, and Christ is God."

When speaking to non believers, it is very easy to take this “high and mighty in the knowledge of God” attitude. We tend to become prideful in our knowledge of God, losing sight of what we are trying to accomplish; that being to draw people to Christ through God’s word. When we become wise in our own eyes, whose knowledge are we really portraying? You’ve got it! OUR OWN! Pride is not from God. Boasting about your love for Him and what He has done for you is incredible; don’t get me wrong. However, boasting in your knowledge of Him is another story.

Beware of your own pride and avoid the worldly wisdom, which does not come from God but from the heart of man. Be openhearted when sharing with someone and allow the Holy Spirit to work through you as you speak. This will bring people to Christ in His timing if you allow Him to use you.

Love you guys,