Wisdom for the Wise

1 Corinthians 3: 19 – 20

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless.”

I was struck today with just how simple we are in comparison to God. I have often wondered why He didn’t make us smarter so one day I asked Him. Do you know what His answer was? “You don’t need more intelligence because you were supposed to follow me with your spirit rather than your mind.” Wow! That set me straight. I thought today that perhaps we intellectualize so much because we are aware of how unenlightened we really are. We try to be smart because we are subconsciously aware that we really are not.

And as I was praying for people today I prayed that we would all just be led by God. Well, there is where infinite wisdom resides. We have seen that He stores wisdom for us and that He gives it to us willingly and freely. Let us not be wise in our own eyes because that only shouts how foolish we really are. Let us humble ourselves before the omniscient Father of all, allowing His wisdom and knowledge to guide our steps. Rest today in complete confidence in your ignorance because you have the all-knowing one as your ever present leader. Paul said that when He was weak, He was strong. In the same way that God substitutes His strength for your weakness, He provides His wisdom and knowledge when you have none of your own. Lean on Him and He will provide you all you need.