Real Wisdom (1Cor 3)

Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is folly with God.

The “new atheists” are incredibly arrogant. Don’t get me wrong, some Christians are too, but for the Believer, the proper attitude is humility and a reliance on “thus saith the Lord” not “thus saith myself.” I’ve talked with so many people who believe they have God (or the idea there is no God) so concrete… that’s not very humble. Christians, however, don’t think they’ve got it all figured out, we just have access to revealed truth, revealed in God’s word. That may seem foolish to some, but so it goes. We need to be careful where the Bible is not clear, we need to be less dogmatic. Where something is “logical” and yet not expressly stated in the Bible, we need to back-off on making that a boundary line of “true belief.” Our clever systems and nice and neat depictions of God in our very own boxes is often times very different than the One True God revealed in Holy Scripture. Real wisdom is humility in the face of revelation.

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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