He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
What he wrote as a very young Wordly wisdom, many people live their entire lives without ever understanding. He loved these people. He was their spiritual father, having planted the church. It was a dynamic, gifted spiritual community. But their effectiveness in impacting the Corinthian culture and in ministering to one another was being undermined by jealousy, factions, intellectual arrogance, and selfish ambition.
In many ways, in these first four chapters, Paul is trying to get them to confront the seriousness of their problems. In 1 Corinthians 3: Paul carefully contrasts the wisdom of this world in verses with the wisdom of God in verses What these Corinthian Christians have done in pretending to be wise by the standards of the world is show themselves to be foolish in the eyes of God.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness"; and again, "The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.
There are three sobering realities, one in each verse, about worldly wisdom. The first point that Paul makes in verse 18 is that worldly wisdom leads to self-deception: Barrett writes, "Self-deception is the common fate of those who mistakenly fancy themselves wise; deluded in this, they are deluded in many other matters They estimate wisdom by the wrong standards.
Such men need to take new standards and reverse their judgments. Let him become foolish In the last message we defined worldly wisdom as common sense, as the theories of natural man, as fleshly speculation or competing opinions about truth and lies, about reality and fantasy.
Listen to what John Stott writes about this clause " Like the brilliant intellectuals of ancient Greece our contemporaries have unbounded confidence in They want to think their way to God by themselves, and to gain credit for discovering God by their own effort.
But God resists such swellings of pride on the part of the finite creature. It is only babes to whom God reveals himself, and only fools whom he makes wise.
It always needs to criticize. Its very nature requires it to win on any issue. It responds to disagreement with condescension.In 1 Corinthians Paul continues to challenge his Corinthian brothers and sisters in Christ about their love of human wisdom.
Paul carefully contrasts the wisdom of this world in verses with the wisdom of God in verses 86 Bible Verses about Worldly Wisdom Colossians ESV / 26 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
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Worldly Wisdom Led David Astray, Biblical Wisdom Led Him Back In 1 Samuel 6 the ark of the Lord is in the possession of the ungodly Philistines.
God sends plagues on the Philistines, so they send the ark back to Israel on a cart (1 Samuel ).