01 Sep

The Lord said:
Because these people draw near with their mouths
and honor me with their lips,
while their hearts are far from me,
and their worship of me is a human commandment learned by rote;
so I will again do
amazing things with this people,
shocking and amazing.
The wisdom of their wise shall perish,
and the discernment of the discerning shall be hidden.
Ha! You who hide a plan too deep for the LORD,
whose deeds are in the dark,
and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”
You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay?
Shall the thing made say of its maker,
“He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of the one who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?
(Isaiah 29:13-16, NRSV)

“If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross.”

If our religion or following makes sense to those who do not get it, then we are following after our own hearts.

If the wisdom of the world matches up to the wisdom we follow we may want to reevaluate where we are and what we are doing.

You see our wisdom is not God’s wisdom. Our wisdom will fade and perish, but God’s wisdom will stand for all time.

We need to help people see His wisdom and follow after that.


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