The wisdom of this world

Let no one deceive himself. If any one 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. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.” 

1 Corinthians 3:18-19

There is a lot of self-help teaching in our world today.

People are led to self-belief, self-realisation, self-centredness.

The problem with these ideologies though they sound simple and straightforward is that they eventually lead us to believe that our individual self is sufficient.

This is a big difference from what the LORD Jesus teaches.

Consider Philippians 2:5-11 which sets before us the example of Jesus.

“Christ Jesus even though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped, but humbled Himself to become a slave.”

By denying Himself and accepting God’s will for Him to serve the rest of His brethren, Jesus realised His true self.

Verse 9 of that passage says, “therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him a Name that is above every other name.”

This is such a powerful lesson for us as Christians.

For sure, we should trust that we are special and can achieve all things, but this is only possible through Christ Who strengthens us.

For surely in Him we live, and move and have our being, and apart from Him we can do nothing (Acts 17:28, John 15:5)

If we trust our intuition then it’s because we know that the Spirit of the Living God, even the spirit of Wisdom is directing our paths.

So today, let us pray for more of God’s Spirit of Wisdom to guide us in all our ways. To lead us in the paths of Truth.

That we may be able to discern the wisdom of this world from the Wisdom of God…and make the decision to choose Christ’s ways at all times.

Prayer

LORD Jesus You are the True Wisdom of The Father, Who sends us Your Holy Spirit of Truth to guide us into all truth.

Thank You for Your Divine inspirations that help us to discern Your ways from the spirit of this age.

Lead us into all truth by pouring upon us a double portion of Your Holy Spirit.

Yes LORD, I cry out for a double portion of Your Holy Spirit!

I am desperate LORD for a double portion of YOUR SPIRIT!

For how can someone survive in this wicked, deceitful age, without Your Holy Spirit?

So hear my prayers o LORD my GOD and in Your mercy let my cry for help come unto You.

In Jesus Name I pray.

Amen!

Always & Forever,

To the Lamb,

With all my ❤

23 Feb 2020

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