A. The Scriptures differentiate fleshly wisdom from godly wisdom (II Corinthians 1:12).
- We read of wisdom that is from above which is shown in us by our actions (James 3:13-18).
- The contrast of that is, worldly wisdom which is visible too by actions (Romans 1:18-32).
- God says: “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight” (Isaiah 5:11)!
- 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).
- By His wisdom He created (Proverbs 3:19-20).
- By His wisdom He created and brought about a plan (Ephesians 3:1-11).
- He is deeper than you, I, us; combined (Romans 11:33-36).
- No matter how smart or wonderful we become in this world, we are mere mortals (Psalms 49:10-20).
- The end of man is not different whether wise or foolish (Ecclesiastes 2:12-17).
- That means to cease from our own wisdom (Proverbs 23:4).
- Once we put His wisdom to use (Psalms 119:24), we’ll benefit greatly (Psalms 119:92-105; 119:130).
- That is accomplished by allowing the word of God to dwell in you (Deuteronomy 4:5-6 and Colossians 3:16).
- 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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