“MAN’S WISDOM AND THE WISDOM OF GOD”
There seems to be a significant number of highly educated college professors who think they are wise above many others. They proudly reject the wisdom of God. And instead of encouraging students to think for themselves and stand up for their personal beliefs they try to force their students to agree with them on everything or be ridiculed and punished.
There are some very wealthy professional athletes and actors who profess wisdom concerning laws, morals, politics, and supposed reasons for anti-patriotism and opposing the police. These types are disrespectful towards those who disagree with them and also proudly reject the wisdom of God.
There are also many in this world that don’t say much against Christian beliefs and might even say that they believe in God. But they are very materialistic, worldly minded, and spend most of their spare time being entertained by sports, hobbies, or electronic gadgets. They also reject the wisdom of God.
Those of us who are trying to be faithful Christians need to make sure that we highly value God’s Holy Word in every aspect and in all situations of life. If we are not consistent in this, then we also become guilty of rejecting the wisdom of God.
In 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 Apostle Paul writes about the Scribes (Jewish religious leaders and teachers), the disputers of this age (worldly philosophers), including both Jews and Greeks who professed to possess true wisdom. So they chose to reject the authentic wisdom of God.
BY THE WISDOM FROM GOD, TRUE WISDOM, GOD HAS GIVEN:
The Message of the Cross- verse 18
Salvation by the Power of God- verse 18
Wisdom that makes worldly wisdom a foolish pursuit - verse 20
A Message that’s foolish to the worldly wise for saving Believers- verse 21
The Preaching of Christ crucified- verse 23
Reasons for being those who are Called to Christ- verse 24
Evidence that God is Wiser and Stronger than man- verse 25
Wisdom exceeding the wise, mighty, and noble of this world- verse 26-28
Even the wisest of worldly men no excuse to glory in self- verse 29
Righteousness, Sanctification, & Redemption for those in Christ- verse 30
Every reason to Glory in the Lord- verse 31
Paul’s speech, wisdom, preaching, and persuasive words to us for a demonstration of God’s Spirit and Power, not Paul’s- 2:1-4
Us every reason to put our complete Faith in His Power and Wisdom- 2:5