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If You Are Wise In This World | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

If You Are Wise In This World
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I. Introduction:

A. The Scriptures differentiate fleshly wisdom from godly wisdom (II Corinthians 1:12).

  1. We read of wisdom that is from above which is shown in us by our actions (James 3:13-18).
  2. The contrast of that is, worldly wisdom which is visible too by actions (Romans 1:18-32).
B. So, what does it mean if you are the “smartest person in the room”, yet you are not wise concerning the right ways of God (Isaiah 47:8-11)?
  1. God says: “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:11)!
  2. When one thinks they’re smarter than God… (Ezekiel 28:1-10).

II. Body: I Corinthians 1:18-31; 3:18-21

A. The wisdom of God is greater than man’s wisdom (Jeremiah 10:10-15).
  1. By His wisdom He created (Proverbs 3:19-20).
  2. By His wisdom He created and brought about a plan (Ephesians 3:1-11).
  3. He is deeper than you, I, us; combined (Romans 11:33-36).
B. We must have the humility to accept the superiority of God’s wisdom (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
  1. No matter how smart or wonderful we become in this world, we are mere mortals (Psalms 49:10-20).
  2. The end of man is not different whether wise or foolish (Ecclesiastes 2:12-17).
C. After accepting His wisdom above our own, we have to act upon that knowledge by ceasing our own ways (Isaiah 55:6-9).
  1. That means to cease from our own wisdom (Proverbs 23:4).
  2. Once we put His wisdom to use (Psalms 119:24), we’ll benefit greatly (Psalms 119:92-105; 119:130).
  3. That is accomplished by allowing the word of God to dwell in you (Deuteronomy 4:5-6 and Colossians 3:16).
  4. When you think about it, it really comes down to whose wisdom you trust (Proverbs 3:5-7).

III. Conclusion: Our faith resides in Christ, rather than in the wisdom of men of this world (I Corinthians 2:1-5).

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