TOPIC: The Wisdom of God.
Read: 1 Corinthians 1:20-25
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Memorise: Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.
Yesterday, we considered the wisdom of men and how men think that they can outsmart God, I will like you fo know that no one can outsmart God.
God is all-knowing, His ways are unsearchable, and His thoughts are deeper than the deepest ocean.
The scientists and philosophers of this world can only try to explain some things in the creation of God, but they cannot fully understand it.
No wonder Isaiah 55:9 says: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.“
Thus, it is foolishness to intentionally go against or question divine instructions.
For instance, God’s word says: “Cast your bread upon many waters, after many days thou shalt find it,” which means give so that you can have in abundance, while the wisdom of the world says it is better to save for rainy days.
This wisdom in itself is reasonable because you shouldn’t spend all that you have; you should have savings.
However, if you really want to live in abundance, that is, if you want to flourish, you will not withhold what you have from the needy: you will give your offerings and pay your tithes.
You can never outsmart God; when He gives you an instruction, follow it to the letter.
HYMN 16 – BREATHE ON ME
1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love the way you love,
And do what you would do.
2. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until my will is one with yours,
To do and to endure.
3. Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with you the perfect life
For all eternity.
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