Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday Devotions, August 19

1 Corinthians 3:18-23

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

Quick Notes

We need to be careful that Paul is not saying that wisdom is foolishness, but that thinking we are wise by the world's or culture's standards is foolishness. God created the world through wisdom, so to that wisdom is foolish is saying that God is foolish. In the same way that the cross is foolish to the world, what the world finds wise is foolish to God. We find our wisdom in Christ, and Christ is of God.

Quick Questions

Who do you consider to be wise? Why do you consider them wise? Would their wisdom be considered foolishness to God? Why or why not?

Quick Prayer

Lord Jesus, please be the wisdom that I seek. Amen.

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