Exhortation: Shaming the Wisdom of the World

One of our great projects as a new society in Jesus Christ is to shame the wise and the strong of this world. Paul addresses this in I Corinthians 1. He is writing in the context of a very elite and sophisticated society. But Paul is not afraid of their knowledge or their strength; in fact, he comes to their town, and says that their supposed wisdom and strength are nothing more than a beautiful garment on a corpse. There is no substance. You may beautify it with the mythology of the Greeks, but you fall short of the wisdom of God. In fact, God’s weakest point, if such a thing can ever be conceived, is greater than all the strength of this world put together.

This is why we need to be a  people who do not fear the world’s latest scholarship, because in the end, apart from Christ it is all rubbish; but we preach Christ crucified our hope of glory, the wisdom of God to the world.

Prayer: Glorious Father, Son, and Spirit, in the fullness of time the God/Man came for us to redeem us and to conquer the wisdom of this world by dying on a tree. Teach us to see your strength and power in the way you have manifested wisdom to the world, and not the way the world defines wisdom. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, the only wise God. Amen.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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