Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weak, Despised and Foolish Things

When looking back on the lives of men and women of God, the tendency to say, 'What wonderfully astute wisdom they had! How perfectly they understood all that God wanted!'
The astute mind is behind the the Mind of God, not human wisdom at all. We give credit to human wisdom, when we should give credit to the Divine guidance of God through childlike people who were foolish enough to trust God's wisdom and the supernatural equipment of God."
- Oswald Chambers

Thou, O Christ,
Who wert tempted in all points
Like as we are, yet without sin,
Make us strong to overcome
The desire to be wise
And to be reputed wise
By others as ignorant as ourselves.
We turn from our wisdom
As well as from our folly
And flee to Thee,
The Wisdom of God
And the Power of God.
- A.W. Tozer

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent....Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
....For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness:
....For ye see your calling, brethern, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence."
I Corinthians 1: 18-20, 22, 23, 26-29