Ezra 5:1-6:22; 1 Corinthians 3:5-23; Psalm 29:1-11; Proverbs 20:26-27
“Do not deceive yourselves. If any one thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death of the present or the future–all are yours, and you are of Christ and Christ is of God.” 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
It’s human nature to want to put on a pedestal someone we admire. We want to look up to someone for guidance, example, mentorship.
In the world of business, of the arts and sciences, it is good to stand on the shoulders of respective giants in their field and learn from them.
But in the matter of faith, there is only One to look up to–Jesus Christ. He is the perfect example of Godly living. Through faith in Him we stand on his shoulders and we see Heaven. Not because of our own efforts to please God, but by believing that Jesus completed the work for us. The cross completed God’s requirement for sacrifice for sin.
Jesus’ blood–given and shed for all for the forgiveness of our sins!
Lord Jesus, thank you for granting me a place to stand before you through faith. You are my all in all. No one, nor thing, nor philosophy is complete like You. Forgive me for flirting with the ideas offered by the worldly wises, for seeking solutions outside of You and Your Word. Help me to keep my focus on You–the Wisdom of God. In Your Name I pray, Amen.Advertisements