Topic: Futility of Worldly Wisdom
[DCLM Daily Manna 22 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: John 9:39-41 (KJV)
Key Verse: “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind” (John 9:39).
History is replete with men of great wisdom and knowledge. Some have written volumes of books in an attempt to share their knowledge and thinking. Others have propounded theories, which today, are foundational to many erroneous beliefs. In an attempt to be “wise” in human philosophy and ideas, many have ruined their lives and become entangled in the complex web of philosophy.
The pharisees saw themselves as wise men. Their great knowledge in the Jewish law and tradition completely blinded their eyes to the depth of their sins: self righteousness, sectarian practices and religious bigotry. In their pride, they said, “…Are we blind also?” The Saviour, in His answer, told them that if they had acknowledged their ignorance, the grace of God would have brought pardon to them. But since they claimed they were wise and rejected the Saviour, there was no hope that their sins could be washed.
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Many there are today who reject the word of God and the Saviour Himself. To do this means to reject life, and remain in sin. There cannot be hope of eternal life when someone rejects the Saviour. The only true wisdom is knowledge of the most High. Man’s wisdom will fail and bring about judgment; but God’s wisdom will keep us safe and secure from all evil. It takes much more than the human mind to comprehend the infinite God. It takes abiding faith and real trust to know and to walk with Him. Appreciating God with the carnal sense will lead to utter confusion; it will attract God’s anger. Step out in faith today and believe with all your heart all that God has proclaimed. And you will live a life that truly pleases Him.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Luke 13-16