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Devotional: God's Wisdom vs Man's Wisdom

Christian Women's Devotion on God's Wisdom

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There are a lot of people searching for 'human wisdom'. Whether it is through the education system or human philosophy. Whatever it may be, it's all foolishness in God's eyes, as 1 Corinthians 3:18-20 says. That's not to say we don't bother with education, but just to recognize that Godly wisdom is more desirable. What should we be running after, and desiring above all else? Proverbs 8:10-11 speaks of God's Wisdom being better than rubies or pearls, and there is nothing to be compared. You cannot learn Godly wisdom in a University and get a degree in it. It can only come to a heart in right relationship with God, who diligently seeks it. The Holy Spirit that dwells within us leads us into all truth. "For the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels, and things hidden and beyond man's scrutiny]." (V:10).

There were two things that were impressed upon me as a new Christian. The first was that the word of God, His teachings, is spiritually discerned. A person cannot possibly understand spiritual truths, unless they have the Holy Spirit within, teaching them the hidden meanings, (1 Cor.2:13-14). The human mind, no matter how intelligent cannot comprehend spiritual truths.

The second thing that was impressed upon me was that God raises up what the world considers foolish to shame the wise 1 Cor.1:25-28. This really stood out for me, as I was what the world would have considered foolish, not being well educated. But God chose me, and He chose you too. He can fill us with His wisdom and put worldly wisdom to shame. Let us desire and run after Godly wisdom. By doing so we will never be disappointed.

© By M.S.Lowndes

For it is written, I will baffle and render useless and destroy the learning of the learned and the philosophy of the philosophers and the cleverness of the clever and the discernment of the discerning; I will frustrate and nullify [them] and bring [them] to nothing. Where is the wise man (the philosopher)? Where is the scribe( the scholar)? Where is the investigator (the logician, the debater) of this present time and age? Has not God shown up the nonsense and the folly of this world's wisdom? - 1 Corinthians 1:19-20 (AMPC)

Lord, your wisdom, I desire
More than costly jewels
Fill me with your Godly wisdom
So I may do your will.

© By M.S.Lowndes

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