Darkened Wisdom

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom. Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. (1 Corinthians 1:20, 25 – 27, NIV 1984).

My Musings – In recent years the social mores and social justice of the world has, in many respects, been disintegrating before our very eyes to downright foolishness. If the wisdom of this world is foolishness (lacking good sense or judgment) in the eyes of God, this recent foolishness must be downright absurd (wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate). Yet for the most part, the “wise and scholarly philosophers” of this age view the foolishness as being enlightened, while logic, common sense and Judeo-Christian values paint a much different picture. But it is these values that much of the world sees as foolishness.

Though “the requirements of [God’s moral] law are written on their hearts” (Romans 2:15, NIV 1984). “But because of [their] stubbornness and [their] unrepentant heart, [they] are storing up wrath against [themselves] for the day of God’s wrath.” (Romans 2:5, NIV 1984).

My Advice“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the [world does], in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over…to indulge in every kind of [foolishness], with a continual lust for more.” (Ephesians 4:17–19, NIV 1984).

In so doing, we may not be seen as ” wise by human standards.” Rather we will be seen as downright foolish. Nevertheless, be encouraged. Because, “God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.